Tux Games Statistics

December 14th, 2002 by theoddone33

Michael Simms of Tux Games sent in some statistics about how the company has been doing this year.

Some information on the performance of Tux Games this year.

We saw a vast increase of people visiting the website, up by 45% over last year. However sales did not rise proportionally. Sales were up by only 3% over last year, due to the lack of new releases following the demise of Loki.

The weakest month this year was november, which surprised us with the recent release of UT2K3.

Once again, the US lead the way in sales, bringing in 56% of all games bought from us.

Hopefully the releases of Majesty and the recently announced Disciples 2 will give Tux Games and other retailers a nice start for 2003.

14 Responses to “Tux Games Statistics”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    UT2K3 is a resource intensive game. As much as I would have loved to get it I couldn’t justify buying a game that won’t run on my current hardware, perhaps this is true for many others as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to upgrade soon..

  2. Anonymous Says:

    nice to see that there is more people that is intrested in games for linux. But I guess the market for old games not is that big. and that’s why that your sales dont keep up with the numbers that hit the page.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I went to look at the site today. I noticed that things like Quake III Arena are still priced at $45.00? Are these games still worth paying that much? For example a linux gamer can go out and buy the windows version for about $15 or so nowadays and copy the game content over to linux and use the installer. Soldier of Fortune for linux is $46.00, anyone can just go out and get the windows version for MUCH cheaper and run it in wine, I personally believe things seeming overpriced may be in part what is responsible for sales not rising a whole lot.

  4. zborgerd Says:

    Well, I’m pretty new to Linux gaming. There are a lot of games on the TuxGames website that I have already played under Windows, so I’m not too interested. I do plan to pick up a few though, like Alpha Centauri, Mindrover, and the new LGP releases. For gaming though, I’m probably going to do most of it on my GameCube (Metroid Prime and Zelda. Woo Hoo!).

    Don’t feel bad, Simms. According to Slashdot, general PC game sales are down right now

    I’m glad to see that you had at least a small sales increase. With a steady flow of your games from LGP, I suspect that things will get better. I already intend to buyAlpha Centauri, Mindrover, Creatures, and the two new strategy games that are on the way (D2:DP looks amazing). Perhaps I’ll also pick up Candy Cruncher for my girlfriend.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    You can still find some of the older linux game releases at ebgames. I think there is only one available now, but I just bought HOMM3 for 3.99 last month.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Why can’t i order and pay the games in Euro “€”?

    I though tuxgames’s office is in the United Kingdom?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Tuxgames is currently an obstacle to the true worldwide spread of the Linux games because it behaves much like a monopoly.

    The prices at tuxgames are so high that I wonder how they manage to sell anything outside of the few countries on top of their list. On top of all the prices are almost doubled by the payment and delivery costs! On paying $80-90-100 for a game (including bank transfer and mail delivery costs) you receive a parcel with a heap of rubbish like printed books and tin boxes which uselessly increase the price and often get thrown away.

    I urge tuxgames to make “economy” packs for the non-US and non-EU countries that would consist of just 1-2 CDs in slim cases without any fancy packaging and be affordable (less then $30 total).

    I believe that it is possible to find a cheaper way of handling orders like forming a reseller network in other countries. There are local companies in non-EU countries that would gladly make such alliance.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    while I realize that not all people have the same taste in games as I do. One of the biggest problems is the titles that are getting ported. Why port Majesty? Loki already ported a RTS game, plus we have freecraft in the community. Who gives a shit about Disciples 2? If we want to see more people playing games on linux we need to get the good games. We need Half-Life running without the need of wine. We need Grand Theft Auto 3 or Vice City. We need Battlefield 1942. We need to convince Blizzard that there is a game community in the Linux world. Its great to see companies porting their own games like UT2003, Never Winter Nights, and Wolfenstein though. Whatever, The Sims can kiss my ass.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    The linux gaming market depends on the suppliers of software and hardware. I purchase games that I like to play from tuxgames. UT2K3, Doom3, RTCW, etc. They have always done right by me, even though they’re Brit’s. And they are more entitled to my money than Amazon or Fry’s other ghetto wholesalers.

    The hardware support for all of these games are coming mainly from Nvidia. Alot of linux people, fuck if I know why, buy ATI cards. This makes it hard to play these games because of that nice funded driver base.

    ATI are MS whores. I don’t know what kind of neon suppository you youngsters need to figure this out, but they have always sucked on MS’s droppings. That is who they are. Anyhow, I digress.

    The combination of a lack of supplier support(Bioware) with a lack of hardware support(ATI) and a general lack of clues(us) to support vendors that support us, has led to a less than stellar increase in orders. I’ve done my part, and tuxgames has done there’s. Rest of you bloodclots either contribute or sod off.

  10. pestsmittad Says:

    morons, without michael/LGP/tuxgames linux-gaming would look much worse today.. either buy their games or don’t but just STFU dammit!! go trolling somewhere else..

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Well done Tuxgames.

    Like i said, good job and go on with supporting games for Linux.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    If you want to play GTA3 buy a console.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    If I actually had any money any more, I’d have bought games from them in 2002. :(

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