Interesting announcements from EA and Valve related to digital distribution today:
Steam has 75 Million users
Origin has 50 Million users
Uplay had 50 Million users (
as of February 2013)
It’s important to note that in addition to PC/MAC games, EA’s Origin service and Ubisoft’s Uplay
service are also tied into their console and mobile titles, so their 50 million user totals are not just for PC/MAC.
Nintendo announced (via
GamesIndustry International) that it has sold:
A combined 11.5 Million 3DS/3DS XL and 2DS units in the U.S.
They have sold 16 Million games for those systems in the same territory
This gives the 3DS an attach rate of 1.39 games per unit
According to IDC’s Worldwide Digital PC and Mac Gaming 2013-2017 Forecast:
PC and Mac gamer spending will be $24 billion worldwide by 2017
Worldwide digital PC/Mac gaming is expected to grow at a rate of four percent per year
Market growth will occur in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) regions
Hardcore F2P games have close to a $16 ARPPU, the highest of the categories studied.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony has now:
Sold through 4.2 Million PlayStation 4 consoles
9.7 million PS4 games have been sold
This brings the current attach rate to 2.3 titles per PlayStation 4 sold
Microsoft also announced this week that:
Xbox One has sold through 3 Million units to date