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Frictional Games, the developers of 'SOMA' [Official Site] have released their sales figures. The game sold about 450,000 copies of which 5,000 was from Linux gamers. So that's around 1.1%.

Update: It's worth noting that their overall figure includes PS4 sales. If it was comparing Linux against just PC systems it would have given Linux a higher mark.

Linux accounted for around 5000 direct sales.https://t.co/oZj39DROt9

— Frictional Games (@frictionalgames) September 23, 2016


That's completely in line with expectations given our market share on Steam it's about right.

They have said they will continue to support Linux, which is great to hear:

@jernejv @HeavyHDx Yes, idea is that future games will come to Linux too.

— Frictional Games (@frictionalgames) September 23, 2016


If you're interested, I spoke to a number of developers before [See Here] about their sales on Linux. You can see the latest entry here which links to the previous three before it too.

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Tags: Editorial, Sales Numbers | Apps: SOMA
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Eike 23 Sep, 2016
Great to hear that!
And if you didn't play SOMA yet, go and get it!
Now what a decision that is you need to take in SOMA...
Mohandevir 23 Sep, 2016
Was it a day one support?
Tuxee 23 Sep, 2016
Quoting: MohandevirWas it a day one support?
Yes.
Eike 23 Sep, 2016
Quoting: MohandevirWas it a day one support?

AFAIR yes.
Saladien 23 Sep, 2016
Great Game, sadly my purchase was still in my Windows Time...
manero666 23 Sep, 2016
Nice to see what Frictional thinks about Linux!


I still need to play the Penumbra series, then I will surely buy SOMA, which looks absolutely great!!
Eike 23 Sep, 2016
Quoting: manero666I still need to play the Penumbra series, then I will surely buy SOMA, which looks absolutely great!!

I first played Amnesia Dark Descent and Machine for Pigs. Afterwards, Penumbra unfortunately didn't cut in anymore.
g000h 23 Sep, 2016
I haven't bought Soma, but I am interested in it. I buy lots of Linux games (on sales), but from time to time, I buy a Windows-only release, because either (a) I might resort to Windows to play it, or (b) I'm aware it is likely to come to Linux. [For instance, I got Rocket League, 4 months before it got ported to Linux, but didn't play it until I got it on Linux.]

Stats like this (1.1% Linux buyers) might not indicate the people who are dual-booting, but prefer to play on Linux (e.g. me).
MayeulC 23 Sep, 2016
Got it on a humble monthly, IIRC, so it won't count as a direct sale, I am afraid :)
Hori 23 Sep, 2016
Quoting: MyeulCGot it on a humble monthly, IIRC, so it won't count as a direct sale, I am afraid :)
Yeah, me too... So I wonder... is this conted as a Linux or Windows sale?
I remember someone saying that if you play the first two hours on Linux it will be a Linux sale... but that it has to happen withing two weeks after activating it. Someone else said that if you activate the key on Linux then it's a Linux sale. Someone else said that if you activate it on Windows and then only play it on Linux for two hours within two weeks it'll be a Linux sale.
I don't know what to believe... I'm very confused about all this. Everyone is saying something different. Is there anyone who knows this thing for sure, and can shed some light on it once and for all?

I thing GoL should make an article, a "guide", about this and everything we need to know about how Linux sales work, about preorders, OS statistics, etc... because there's a lot of mismatching information going around and most of us don't know what it's speculation and what's fact.
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