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Amazon’s New World Launch in Numbers – Sales, Active Players and Reviews

Having sold about 4.5m units in the first month since launch, New World has quickly established itself as a successful AAA game launch. It’s helped to bring Amazon on the map in world of video games and paves the way for further investment and expansion of the Amazon games division.

This article explores the launch and success of New World in numbers, covering sales, active players and more. For live data updates, visit the VG Insights New World Steam Stats page.

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Further analysis into Steam Reviews to Sales ratio – how to estimate video game sales

I recently wrote an article on how to estimate Steam game sales using an updated Boxleiter method or steam reviews to sales ratio.

This article explores the Steam reviews to sales ratio further.

There is a strong correlation between how many reviews a game gets and how many units they’ve sold. However, this ratio does depend on other factors – game’s release year, popularity and even price.

For example, a game with 100,000 units sold might have 1,000 reviews on steam. The ratio would therefore be 100,000 / 1,000 = 100.

We know that the ratio varies based on when the game was released – it’s come down from c. 90x about 7-8 years ago to c. 30x today. This article lays out how the Boxleiter ratio changes based on other factors:

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Valheim’s Hearth & Home update in numbers and graphs

This article looks at Valheim’s long waited update – Hearth & Home and its impact to new and old players.

We’ve previously talked about what led to Valheim’s success during launch. This is more an update what’s happened since.

In short, Valheim’s Hearth & Home update brings back some old players, but doesn’t expand the player base.