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December 2010, one epic month of sales!
I agree, there were alot of damn good sales.
    
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k, but have they lost money for selling $60 games for $2?
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What happens if in 200 years I wanna play Fallout NV but Steam is no longer a company? How will I use my disc if it requires Steam software to work???
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Impressive. This is clear indication that fairer pricing obviously leads to exponential increase of sales. Steam BENEFITS developers; their costs are lowered due to Steam sales not requiring any physical discs, boxes, manuals, etc.
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k, but have they lost money for selling $60 games for $2?
Not really. It's impossible to tell but one can safely estimate that a few thousand people out of millions that pirate a $60 game definitely bought it when it was on sale for $5. They squeeze their sales out to the last few people that still haven't bought the games in the past year or so.

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Very unlikely. Steam might be running the world by then anyways if 2012 doesn't go down and all.


Sure seems like its picking up steam quickly.

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December 2010, one epic month of sales! I think I bought over 125 games in that month .
lol December 2010 sales are responsible for at least 1.5 weeks of lost income for me lol.
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post #28 of 75
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Steam already IS, an evil company. The only problem is that since they're a monopoly there's no competition to show other people how badly they're getting &#@#% by them.

Check their forums.
What the hell are you babbling about? There's plenty of on-line game sellers. D2D, WGL, Gamersgate, EA Online...

Funny how goons like you throw around the "M" word any time a company is profitable.
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so they sold 1bill worth of materials but how much profit?
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k, but have they lost money for selling $60 games for $2?
If its a third party game (ie one not made by Valve) then the selling price is decided by that dev/publisher and Steam takes a cut. So they don't really "loose" any money, just don't make as bigger cut per game. They will however make more money overall as volume goes up massively.

Valve has shown in the past with l4d2/tf2 that on the sale weekends they have done, they have not only sold more copies than in the previous month but took more cash as well. It was on one of their blogs iirc.
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