The Steam Spy on Twitter has sent out a couple of interesting Tweets today pertaining to the growth of Valve’s Steam service over the previous year.
Firstly, it confirmed that 5245 titles released on the platform over 2016, and that 408 of them did not yet have over 500 owners,
There were 5245 games released in 2016 on Steam. I have data on 4837 of them.
408 games have less than 500 owners and below my threshold.
— Steam Spy (@Steam_Spy) January 4, 2017
While we don’t have specifics on the titles in question, there is a chance that more than a few of them were releases late in the year, which have been selling gradually, but not yet achieved the -what might be perceived as small- milestone.
There is, of course, also the chance that the developer failed to get the word out on the title, or their attempts were completely overshadowed by bigger titles launching at the time. There are, certainly, a few weeks of the year which are dominated by bigger titles.
There were also further tweets pertaining to the market growth, which I had originally intended to post here, however after a few further posts regarding growth through larger titles, specific audiences (GTA V, China), it was made clear that it was best to hold out for the retrospect article than hang on every word.
Head over to the account if you can’t wait for us to fire out a synopsis of the post when it goes live. You can find it here – @steam_spy