Statistical research by the market data group Superdata has estimated that the total revenue earned by Steam in 2014 reached $1.5bn, with Valve earning $730M out of that total amount through both their own sales and commission from third party sales.
The figures, also reported by Develop Online, have uncovered a number of other estimates as to the financial successes of Steam and its owner Valve.
Valve brought in roughly $330M income from selling third party games on their digital downloading platform, from which they take a commission of 30%.
Their three biggest titles on Steam earned the company approximately $400M. These were DOTA 2, Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike Global Offensive.
Superdata’s figures are only conservative estimates; the actual numbers might be higher. Valve have not commented on results of the research or released any data on their earnings yet.Related Topics: Digital Distribution, Steam