Today on this week’s State of the Game we’ll be taking a look at the statistics for all the games released on Steam between the 13th and 19th of November this year. Last week was a stellar week and, is often the case, this week is much softer by comparison. There are still a few notable data points to take a look at however so let’s take a look at them.

Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Linksoriginally a free to play trading card game released on iOS and Android late last year in Japan and early this year worldwide, made its debut on Steam this week. Likely a big factor in its success is that the game is cross-platform compatible, allowing players to continue their journey on whichever device they choose. The following two weeks have also seen it maintain a strong, consistent player base so the future of the game is looking bright on PC.

World of Warships may come as a bit of a surprise, having launched on PC some 2 years ago. Strangely the game does not support players coming from the stand-alone version, instead it requires players to create a new account that’s bound to your Steam account upon first opening it up. This is likely why the player base for World of Warships isn’t as strong as you’d expect, currently averaging around 3,000 concurrent users. Estimates of the standalone player base are at least 10 times higher than that, for comparison.

Deadpool shows up in the trending section for the unfortunate reason that it has been removed from Steam once again. Much like Alan Wake they also had a going away sale, although even at the steep discount of 80% it still wasn’t a particularly cheap game. If this is the first you’re hearing of it you’re out of luck for now although if the licensing renegotiations go well it may be back in the future.


David Klemke

State of the Game

David is the writer of the "State of the Game" series - a weekly look at the statistic behind the most popular games being played.