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Analysis of games launched in 2022 so far

2022 has already seen over 6,000 new games released on Steam. That’s over 34 games a day. How have they performed?

This article explores the sales performance and trends among the 2022 game releases so far.

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Steam publishers landscape – Concentration and dominance of the US

Which countries dominate the Steam publishing space?

Getting a game published is hard as is. Finding out that all the publishers you’d want to get are abroad makes it even worse.

In this article we’re exploring where most Steam publishers are geographically. We’ve tagged over 2,300 Steam publishers countries. They collectively make up over 95% of the revenue on the platform.

The US tops the country list both in terms of number of publishers and by revenue they generate. However, there are a few surprising countries that make it to the top 10.

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Steam sales estimation methodology and accuracy

Summary

We have a used sample size of 55 publicly released Steam sales figures to test the VGI unit sales estimates

At an overall level, the VG Inisghts algorithm overestimates Steam games units sold by +3%

At individual game level, VGI estimates were in the +-15% margin of error for 84% of the games