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    • @chetradley@lemm.ee
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      286 months ago

      The really impressive thing about Valve is the amount of revenue they make with a relatively small head count. They have about 1/10 the number of employees as EA.

      • Omega
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        76 months ago

        What was the last game they made prior to Half-Life Alyx? Portal 2?

        • @Dunstabzugshaubitze@feddit.de
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          96 months ago

          Cs:go, dota 2, artifact and underlords i think.

          I guess this is estimated revenue through game sales, otherwise i’d think activision-blizzard(candy crush) and valve(steam cut, dota and cs micro transactions, steam market) would be higher.

          And of course MS has an interest to undervalue some companies compared to sony and nintendo

    • @Not_mikey@lemmy.world
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      196 months ago

      Seems about right. They don’t have a complete monopoly and the industry seems to be making most of their money off micro-transactions these days instead of sales, something valve takes no cut of outside there own games. Meanwhile apple and google do have monopolies and take a cut of micro-transactions which accounts for there significantly larger revenue.

    • @lud@lemm.ee
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      36 months ago

      It might be. It’s hard to know since Valve isn’t a public company, so it’s all estimations and guesses.

    • @soviettaters@lemm.ee
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      26 months ago

      That number is shockingly low due to how prevent they are. They don’t really have any competition on the PC market aside from the Epic Games store which is only used for exclusives by most.

    • @lorty@lemmygrad.ml
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      116 months ago

      Has to be. There’s no way the owners of the biggest storefront for pc gaming makes as much as EA.

      • @woelkchen@lemmy.world
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        96 months ago

        Has to be. There’s no way the owners of the biggest storefront for pc gaming makes as much as EA.

        What non-gaming revenue do both EA and Valve have? Do you think that EA makes surprisingly much or Valve surprisingly little?

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            What non-gaming revenue do both EA and Valve have?

            If their gaming revenue is 6.5 their total revenue is about 6.5 no?

            • @lorty@lemmygrad.ml
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              26 months ago

              Being a marketplace for other people’s games would probably be classified as a different type of income, specially if steam sells software that’s not games (which it does).

              • @elshandra@lemmy.world
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                16 months ago

                I’ll grant that a looot of valve’s revenue is from marketplace & steam store, and sure they sell other products but it’s a drop in the bucket vs gaming. It’s effectively a service for gamers. It’s probably not considered gaming revenue for accounting/internal politics reasons.

                I would wager that if it were possible to, you’d be able to link a vast majority of valve’s revenue to the purpose of gaming. Reality vs financial reality?

          • @Rose@lemmy.world
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            6 months ago

            According to Wikipedia, Steam made over 3 billion in 2017, but they also earn from microtransactions primarily in Dota 2 and CS:GO, which continue to be some of the most played games on Steam.

      • ka-chow
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        26 months ago

        But how could Valve have made $6.5b off of their own games? They haven’t released anything in yonks have they?! Plus EA have the gacha-fication of FIFA/every other sports game franchise they own with Ultimate Team, etc.

        • Nefyedardu
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          26 months ago

          Are you being facetious? Dota and Counter Strike make a ton of money.

          • Goronmon
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            36 months ago

            Those two are surely pretty valuable. But I doubt they are, on their own, billions of dollars a year valuable.

            • Quokka
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              16 months ago

              ActiBlizion are on there, so sounds about right.

      • @fireflash38@lemmy.world
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        16 months ago

        But Google that high? I wouldn’t have expected as high considering Apple (another one who takes a cut of mobile gaming) isn’t.

        • Voytrekk
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          16 months ago

          Google isn’t that much higher and has a larger global market share.

  • kingthrillgore
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    16 months ago

    I have to imagine Valve has a war chest they can use, if they wanted, to do some acquisitions.