[kwlug-disc] Choose your price for five Linux indie games

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Tue May 11 18:35:42 EDT 2010


On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 04:54:07PM -0400, Chris Irwin wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 14:22, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:
> > Also, Linux users are still paying roughly twice what windows users
> > are. According to the graph, it looks like we're roughly 25% of the
> > sales, with Windows being about 50%. Which means that we are on almost
> > an equal finacial footing with Windows users. Interesting.
> 
> This guy should check his facts before posting the the list! Shame!
> 
> The Pie chart is clearly labelled revenue, not users. So Linux users,
> despite paying twice as much on average, still contibuted half as much
> in total. Somewhat sad.

Only sad in the sense that there are fewer Linux users in the world.

Using the averages and the approximate 50% / 25% / 25% split for
Windows / Mac / Linux, we get the following user count:

	Windows user count: 66,140  ($1,052,942 * .50 / $7.96)
	Mac user count:     25,858  ($1,052,942 * .25 / $10.18)
	Linux user count:   18,079  ($1,052,942 * .25 / $14.56)

- Chris




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