How many PC gamers own a controller?

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by GM029, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. GM029

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    Just an informal poll, I know a lot of us are building games that are meant to be played with a controller above all else.

    As a followup question. How many PC gamers ever play local two player games?
     
  2. Rayek

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    According to Valve:

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    Sept. 2018 https://www.tomshardware.com/news/valve-pc-controller-usage-statistics,37853.html

    So it seems over 15 million players on Steam may play two player games local.
     
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  4. Yal

    Yal GMC Memer GMC Elder

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    Was there any statistics on the has-controller-vs-has-no-controller ratio? Because that's what GM029 asked for (and I'm curious about that as well now). 15 million devices might sound much, but it's just a droplet in the ocean of 800 million Windows 10 installations. Granted, a large number of those probably are office PCs that nobody will ever run a game on, but assuming a mere 25% of those PCs has games on them, that's a 7.5% chance they'll ever get paired wtih a controller. Of course, the number might be slightly lower if my 25% estimate was too optimistic, and slightly higher since Steam isn't the only way to get games, but that's at least a ballpark estimate of controller ratio.
     
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