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While the economy may be in the pits, people are still throwing their money away on video games. The game industry analysis group, Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE), has recently stated that Valve's digital distribution service, Steam, has seen a 42% increase in revenue. It should come as no surprise that the almost universally lauded Portal 2 was responsible for much of this growth. You can see our own review of the fantastic game right here.
Steam made $329 million in the first six months of 2010. This year, Steam has already hit $468 million in the same time frame. Portal 2 sold over 1.1 million units for $56.4 million in revenue. And it came out in May! The other top nine games had $65 million in revenue combined. Still alive, indeed. We also happened to notice that 9 of the top 10 games had some form of co-op. Read on to see all the sexy sales numbers.
Steam estimated top 10 (units sold / revenue)
01. Portal 2 (1,128,000 / $56.4 million)
02. Magicka (789,000 / $6.2 million)
03. Terraria (580,000 / $5.8 million)
04. Counter-Strike (399,000 / $2.7 million)
05. Total War: Shogun 2 (326,000 / $15.1 million)
06. Monday Night Combat (264,000 / $2.9 million)
07. Brink (256,000 / $13.5 million)
08. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (250,000 / $4.2 million)
09. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution (224,000 / $13.0 million)
10. Borderlands (204,000 / $1.6 million)