Report: Steam Revenue Reached $1.5B in 2014

Report: Steam Revenue Reached $1.5B in 2014 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 July 2015 / 4,834 Views

Revenue for Steam hit an estimated $1.5 billion in 2014, according to market data firm SuperData, who provided the information to The Know.

In 2014 Valve made $730 million in revenue from its own games, including DOTA 2, Team Fortress 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Those three games are estimated to have made more than $400 million combined in revenue last year.

Valve also takes a 30 percent cut from the sale of each game sold on Steam.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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ReimTime (on 28 July 2015)

WOOOOOO PC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ForChazore

veritaz (on 27 July 2015)

Wow that is so much lower than I thought it was. Not counting Valve games that's only 770 million from every other game not made by Valve on Steam for the year. A bunch of publishers made more than Steam. Had no idea publishers like Namco are doing that well.

HonestGamer (on 28 July 2015)

Valve doesn't release it's sales/revenue figures. These are all estimates made by non Valve people. It could be much higher.

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gigaSheik (on 28 July 2015)

LoL makes Riot half than that. Better get that DOTA 2 to make more money fast.

Captain_Yuri (on 27 July 2015)

Just remember that "The Know" themselves said that this isn't 100% concrete since Valve themselves doesn't release their own data so it is "less reliable" and it's all Estimates. Now with that being said, I wonder how that fairs against psn/xbl so someone post that please if you have it.

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veritaz (on 27 July 2015)

Don't got one for 2014 but for 2015 so far Sony computer Entertainment is at around 10 billion Euros, Xbox 7.30 Billion Euros, Nintendo 4 billion Euros and a lot of publishers are right behind like Activision, EA, Namco at 3.40, 3.40, 2.10 billion Euro respectively.

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Captain_Yuri (on 28 July 2015)

Thanks! Is that psn/xbl only? And does it also include ps+/xblg?

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Ruler (on 28 July 2015)

30%? why do want devolopers to publish their games on steam? on consoles its only 11%

HonestGamer (on 28 July 2015)

You can't be serious. Stores themselves take some percentage from the games and then you have Sony and maybe even other people taking them. I can guarantee that it's much higher on consoles than on PC.

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quisuis (on 27 July 2015)

and they cant give us better deal each week or on big sale... (greddy b******)