Sales numbers and chart watching thread

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Re: Sales numbers and chart watching thread

Post by Lix » September 26th, 2017, 2:41 pm

Lix wrote:
August 24th, 2017, 10:49 am
Since Torment is now being given away for free to anyone who buys Mage's Tale (https://twitter.com/BrianFargo/status/9 ... 0707276800), Steamspy numbers might soon become inaccurate. Or maybe the number of people who buy MT during this offer will be so small that it won't matter at all.

Either way, the last recorded Steamspy owner number before the bundle sale was 146,260.

edit: The giveaway is also retroactive for anybody who's bought MT in the past: https://www.facebook.com/TheMagesTale/p ... =3&theater. Will be intriguing to see how the owner numbers move now.
Update: the promotion is over and the codes were handed out on the 12th. The current Steamspy estimate is 142,081 owners, which is 4,000 fewer owners than before the promotion started, with a margin of error of ±11,000. The bundle doesn't seem to have had many takers.

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Re: Sales numbers and chart watching thread

Post by Lix » October 26th, 2017, 11:32 am

Possibly Final Update: Torment is now free, and the Steamspy numbers are going to be completely inaccurate from this point forward.

The final recorded owner estimate before the free period was 135,603 ± 11,068, which is actually lower than the estimates we got before the Mage's Tale giveaway. It seems that the game hasn't been selling any copies for the past couple of months now.

I doubt that Torment will ever make it to 150,000 Steam owners until it shows up in the base tier of a bundle, but we'll never get any proper data about its future sales now.

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Re: Sales numbers and chart watching thread

Post by Lix » November 23rd, 2017, 2:35 am

At the end of October, inxile had its 15th anniversary sale, with all their games 50-75% off for a week.

Now, at the end of November, inxile is having its Thanksgiving sale, with all their games 50-75% off for a week: https://twitter.com/Inxile_Ent/status/9 ... 3983935488

There were 3 weeks in between those two sales. For two of those weeks, Wasteland 2, Bard's Tale, and Wasteland 1 were also in a Humble Bundle: http://www.indiegamebundles.com/humble-jumbo-bundle-10/

The Steam Winter Sale will start in another four weeks. By the end of that sale, inXile's games will have been on a nearly constant discount for over two months.

So far, the biggest beneficiary has been Bard's Tale: Remastered, which got 40,000 extra copies during its bundle sale + free update promotion. By contrast, the anniversary sale hasn't had any visible impact on any of inXile's games. Selling games in bundles is usually a bad idea, but it looks like inXile doesn't have any effective alternatives right now. Maybe they need to promote their Steam sales better?

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Re: Sales numbers and chart watching thread

Post by Lix » December 2nd, 2017, 4:11 am

The autumn sale ended on the 28th of November with no visible change in Steamspy numbers. The obvious remedy is to immediately launch another sale with slightly bigger discounts.

This weekend, Torment is between 60% and 65% off, depending on the edition: http://store.steampowered.com/app/27227 ... _Numenera/

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