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EPIC Announces 100M Subscribed Users to EPIC Games Store in Just One Year of Operation

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2020/01/16 06:55:35 (permalink)
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/14/21064951/epic-game-store-users-number-cross-play-revenue-valve-steam
 
Cut from the digital storefront cloth as you will, the EPIC Games Store has come to stay. EPIC has just announce that its digital distribution platform has achieved over 100 M subscribed users (which is different from active users, so mind the gap). That is still a success by any metric, since the digital games storefront was such a one-sided market before EPIC entered the fray - you'd be forgiven for describing the PC games distribution platform network as being composed of "Steam and the others".

Through platform exclusivity deals for new PC launches, a more enticing profit split between developers and games that are available through its store (with its headline and exclusive-grabbing 88-12 percent revenue split), monthly game giveaways and the power of Fortnite, EPIC has said that the EPIC Games Store alone generated $680 million in revenue thus far. Of that amount, Epic says $251 million represents sales of third-party games. part of that revenue has been channeled back at gamers - $23 million has been distributed in coupons and discounts toward game sales. According to EPIC, the nine most successful games in its platform are World War Z, Borderlands 3, Untitled Goose Game, Metro Exodus, Control, The Outer Worlds, The Division 2, Dauntless, and Satisfactory.
 
I would say that this is a very strong showing for only 1 year of operation. 

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    Re: EPIC Announces 100M Subscribed Users to EPIC Games Store in Just One Year of Operation 2020/01/16 09:26:40 (permalink)
    interesting & a little confusing the way its reported

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    Re: EPIC Announces 100M Subscribed Users to EPIC Games Store in Just One Year of Operation 2020/01/17 05:03:24 (permalink)
    Of course, when you give away free games - a ton of people will sign up to get them...
     
     
    Division 2 being one of the top seller on the site is more than a bit puzzling to me though ... 

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    Re: EPIC Announces 100M Subscribed Users to EPIC Games Store in Just One Year of Operation 2020/01/17 07:11:13 (permalink)
    I have 25 games on epic, 24 of them were free.
     
    I guess that's one way to grow your user base, and given how much power steam has, it's a challenge.
    I am thinking I'll put epic as my second choice for where to get games for
     
    1st: GOG (no DRM)
    2nd: Epic (it's not Steam, so good for "sticking it to the man" by that reason alone)
    3rd: Steam (it's big, established, and has tons of games)
    4th: Uh, I don't want to keep adding more game launchers and accounts


     
     
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    Re: EPIC Announces 100M Subscribed Users to EPIC Games Store in Just One Year of Operation 2020/01/17 07:26:59 (permalink)
    Pathetic.
     
    Stop with this download crap...let me buy the game on a USB thumb drive and install it, just like the old days. I don't want 35720357 store fronts..games stop working because support stops or they just don't want to let you play it anymore....
     
     

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    Re: EPIC Announces 100M Subscribed Users to EPIC Games Store in Just One Year of Operation 2020/01/17 08:28:08 (permalink)
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    Of course, when you give away free games - a ton of people will sign up to get them...
     
     
    Division 2 being one of the top seller on the site is more than a bit puzzling to me though ... 




    I think it really says something that Division 2 made the list. Also as for the free games very few have been amazing games. I think that the week I was most impressed with was when they offered the whole Arkham trilogy as well as the Lego batman games. Other then that it's mostly games I might never play.

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    Re: EPIC Announces 100M Subscribed Users to EPIC Games Store in Just One Year of Operation 2020/01/17 09:05:06 (permalink)
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    Pathetic.
     
    Stop with this download crap...let me buy the game on a USB thumb drive and install it, just like the old days. I don't want 35720357 store fronts..games stop working because support stops or they just don't want to let you play it anymore....
     
     


    Option to purchase on physical media would also help those with limited / Slow internet speeds

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    Re: EPIC Announces 100M Subscribed Users to EPIC Games Store in Just One Year of Operation 2020/01/17 22:53:53 (permalink)
    But how many currently use Epic! Epic is worse  than EA actually building a great game, Ill use Origin, but you can keep your Epic.  At least EA tries...

     
     
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    Re: EPIC Announces 100M Subscribed Users to EPIC Games Store in Just One Year of Operation 2020/01/18 15:53:52 (permalink)
    100M subscribers, I'm not and never will, no amount of free games will change that.
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