How Much Do The Top Casual Games Generate?

James C. Smith, of Reflexive Entertainment, posted some great data on the IndieGamer forums.

Click on the link for the full summary, but the nutshell is:

On Reflexive Arcade, the top 5 and top 20 games for the last 12 month period generate 19.6% and 42.6% respectively, of gross revenue. That’s a lot, but there’s still room to generate revenue outside of the top 20.

For a single month period, the numbers are a bit more skewed towards the top (since a handful of games are more likely to dominate a single month than a whole year), but still, not too bad. The top 20 games generated 54.0% of the revenue for September 2006.

5 Responses to “How Much Do The Top Casual Games Generate?”

  1. killarkai Says:

    uhh…i think theres something wrong with your link: it links to banana bay installer?!

  2. Phil Steinmeyer Says:

    That’s what I get for multi-tasking.

    The link is fixed now.

  3. Francois Messier Says:

    Very interesting numbers :) Good find!

  4. Phil Steinmeyer Says:

    Further down in that thread, another portal operator posted his own stats. They’re fairly similar, on the whole.

  5. Bret D. Measor Says:

    Thanks again Phil, for the more helpful information about the casual gaming industry.

    I’ve been trying to find this kind of information for a couple days now, you seem to have everything I need.

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