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    Default Do Digital sells in PC make a lot of revenue?

    Well aside from Steam, there's Direct2Drive, Fileplanet and other game downloading sites.Do any game companies still make significant profit cause of these sites in Digital selling?

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    no. steam is almost like microsoft. D2D is ok. but rest of them are pure crap. only nearest competitor of steam is origin. and in the same way nobody makes profit like steam. steam games are much cheaper than any other online content providers.

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    Yea Steam is unrivaled. Heck I'm not interested in buying Far Cry 3 because it's not on Steam lol.

    Origin doesn't even come close, but that indeed is the next best option. Their recent updates have improved though, much more usable then before.

    Steam sells about 5 million games a day, don't know how much is the average selling price but the number should show how popular it is. It's userbase is higher than XBOX Live!

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    Thats good to know, i mean like per say if RE6 does bad in retail its probably making more on steam right?(just an example)

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    Nobody into retro gaming, right? I don't see http://www.gog.com/ being mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    Thats good to know, i mean like per say if RE6 does bad in retail its probably making more on steam right?(just an example)
    Whatever fails retail fails on steam as well, and it's not like you can play the retail version without steam, you'll need a working internet connection and steam installed and updated even if you purchase retail, some people tend to hate steam and origin because they believe that client that keeps running constantly in the background to be a bloatware, which it isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG9000 View Post
    Nobody into retro gaming, right? I don't see http://www.gog.com/ being mentioned.

    Whatever fails retail fails on steam as well, and it's not like you can play the retail version without steam, you'll need a working internet connection and steam installed and updated even if you purchase retail, some people tend to hate steam and origin because they believe that client that keeps running constantly in the background to be a bloatware, which it isn't.
    I just go to this site Vgchartz.com and most of the games didn't even make it to 1 mil in retail so thats where my inquisition came in

    BTW $9.99 for Baldur's gate that don't fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    I just go to this site Vgchartz.com and most of the games didn't even make it to 1 mil in retail so thats where my inquisition came in

    BTW $9.99 for Baldur's gate that don't fit.
    VGChartz doesn't include digital sales, heck it mostly includes shipment to stores, not even actual retail sales lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    VGChartz doesn't include digital sales, heck it mostly includes shipment to stores, not even actual retail sales lol.
    Really? sounds like even the gaming market is exaggerating bout themselves.

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    Believe it or not, what aayman said is true.

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    Well at least Starcraft II did get to 5 Million sales milestone right?

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    SC2 and Diablo 3 both had good sales on the PC. BF3 sold some millions as well, but not close to Diablo 3.

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