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  • Minecraft grosses over $250 million in 2012, but which platform dominated?

    Mojang has just released stats for its unit sales of Minecraft in 2012. The post shows Minecraft sales on PC/Mac, on XBLA and of the Pocket Edition, available on iOS and Android. The chart above shows sales...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • How Much is Your Game Worth?

    How much is your game worth? It’s a question that developers and publishers don’t ask often enough. They think that the price is pretty well set (around about £30-£40 in the shop) and don’t bother thinking about...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Digital revenues are 37% of the total software market in the US

    I’ve just been trying to work out how big the AAA market is in the US (largely because of this post I wrote about the smartphone market in the US being forecast to be worth $1 billion...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Is iOS game Tiny Tower on track to make $3 million in its first year?

    On holiday in France, I've been playing Nimblebit Tiny Tower on my wife's iPad. It's a marvellous game (like a free-to-play version of Little Computer People, if you are old enough to remember that), and I'm busy...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Bigpoint’s revenue growth

    I’ve just been going back through some old blog posts for GAMESbrief Unplugged: Volume 2. What struck me was the impressive revenue progression of Bigpoint, the browser-based games company that makes free-to-play games mainly aimed at core...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • CORRECTION: Ankama are making €40 million in revenue

    I posted yesterday that Ankama was making €210 million a year in revenue from Dofus. Boy, was I wrong. By a factor of 5. In my defence, I said it was 4x higher than any previous estimate...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • €210 million a year from a free game? Ankama’s Dofus rakes in the revenue

    CORRECTION: Boy, was this figure out. Further research suggests that the company’s revenue is nearer €30-40 million. You can see my revised estimate for Dofus revenues here. * * * Eurogamer reports from the Ankama Convention in...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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