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37 percent of purchased Steam games have never been played --- What a business!

Question asked by kingfish on Sep 7, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 9, 2017 by black_zion

Think about it...over one third of all games purchased on Steam are never played. Can this all be kiddies with Mommy's credit card?


"An absolutely fascinating study into Steam by Ars Technica has unearthed some interesting information, including the estimation that 37 percent of all games purchased on everyone's favourite digital gaming platform remain unplayed."

"There's a huge difference between owned and played, however: 2.1 million have actually played Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, compared to 10.7 who haven't."


The site has been randomly searching through 172 million Steam Community IDs for over two months to provide the fuel for its results.

Introducing Steam Gauge: Ars reveals Steam’s most popular games