On the other hand, that makes it incredibly impressive that some indie games have sold over a million copies through Steam. That means they're selling fairly well even compared to the best-selling AAA games, and probably selling a comparable amount to most AAA games on the service.
Orland's Steam Gauge provides a fascinating glimpse into a service that's been inscrutable up until now, and I can't imagine Valve is too happy about it. Ars promises to release more data in the coming weeks, including a full look at how independent games are doing on the service. Until then, as I said, you can read the original full report here--it's well worth the read and even has pretty graphs. (Seriously, you should read it.)
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