Tuesday, April 19th 2022

Steam Deck Takes Number One Spot as Best Seller By Revenue on Steam

With the debut of the Steam Deck handheld gaming console, the whole community wanted to grab one and made preorders for a few up-front months. Over the last five weeks, the console held the second spot as the best seller by revenue chart; however, that number changed in the console's favor. According to SteamDB, which collects information from Valve's Steam platform, the Steam Deck console climbed to the number one spot as the best selling item by revenue. This is no surprise given that the Steam Deck base model is priced at $399+, with top models going for $500. For the past three weeks, the leading competitor was the game Elder Ring, which sold 12 million copies in the past three weeks. We are yet to see if Steam Deck manages to hold the top spot in the charts or if other games start to defeat it.
Sources: SteamDB, via Tom's Hardware
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4 Comments on Steam Deck Takes Number One Spot as Best Seller By Revenue on Steam

#1
ZoneDymo
im not sure how im suppose to read this.

is it just a case of 500 dollars = 500 dollars?
meaning Eldenring would have to sell 4 - 5 games for ever steamdeck to match it?

I mean, if we are talking revenue, I am preeeetty sure the price is "painfully" low for Valve, meaning not a lot of profit/revenue, but again, not sure how "simple" this chart is.
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#2
W1zzard
Steam certainly has a way to manually override placement on these charts
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#3
Just Some Noise
W1zzardSteam certainly has a way to manually override placement on these charts
Even if they did not, a Steam Deck would be like 8-9 full price titles. And never mind all the games that are in constant sale. That is if the chart works with $ in mind and not sales numbers.

But yeah, as a Linux user, i still like all the things Valve ist doing for the community. (Although it is probably and most likely because of licensing fees and they want to fix more players to steam. Hey they got me after 18 years.... lol)
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#4
EatingDirt
I think the more interesting part of this is that people are still buying Black Ops 3, a 7 year old game, for $20+.
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