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kalirion: Wait, are the pre-2k and 10+ year old numbers overlapping or not? That makes a big difference.
A game that is both pre-2k and 10+ years old gets added to both categories. A game that is 10+ years old but post-2k gets added only to the 10+ years old category. A game that is less than 10+ years but pre-2k gets added to the pre-2k only, but the 10+ years old in those 2 years aren't reported.
To find out if a game is older than 10 years, I subtract the original release date from GOG's release date and use the YEARFRAC function with parameter 1. If the result is 10 or more, then it's counted. So day and month are also counted, not just year.
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Ric1987: Another thing the data doesn't really cover are games like Amnesia, Penumbra, etc that are less than 10 years old but I guess they're lumped in with the day one releases?
There are four categories. Day One, pre-2K, 10+ and none of the above. Amnesia, Penumbra etc are in the none of the above category.
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Klumpen0815: I'd like to have numbers about oldies that vanished from this catalogue over the years as well.
What kind of numbers were you thinking of? Number of games removed per year? Age of game at removal point? Something else entirely?
Post edited July 18, 2014 by JMich
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JMich: A game that is both pre-2k and 10+ years old gets added to both categories. A game that is 10+ years old but post-2k gets added only to the 10+ years old category. A game that is less than 10+ years but pre-2k gets added to the pre-2k only, but the 10+ years old in those 2 years aren't reported.

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Not sure I follow since we're already in mid 2014, unless of course I completely misunderstand you. Could you give us an example, please?
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JMich: A game that is both pre-2k and 10+ years old gets added to both categories. A game that is 10+ years old but post-2k gets added only to the 10+ years old category. A game that is less than 10+ years but pre-2k gets added to the pre-2k only, but the 10+ years old in those 2 years aren't reported.

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HypersomniacLive: Not sure I follow since we're already in mid 2014, unless of course I completely misunderstand you. Could you give us an example, please?
His stats were starting in 2008, where "pre-2K but less than 10 YO" was still possible. Look at the stat for 2010, where one game is in that category.
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Kardwill: His stats were starting in 2008, where "pre-2K but less than 10 YO" was still possible. Look at the stat for 2010, where one game is in that category.
Okey doeky then - having the past couple of years in mind, it didn't make any sense, hence my confusion. :-)
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Klumpen0815: Die Hard
GOG had Die Hard? O_O

While I think you are confusing it with another game, here is the complete list of all the GOG games that have been removed from sale.
Thanks a lot for the statistics! What do you do if/when remakes or enhanched/hd editions of classics come bundled with the original? What if we get the new version of Grim Fandango here and it comes shipped with original, is it then a day one release AND a 10+ year old AND a pre-2k release?
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Kristian: Thanks a lot for the statistics! What do you do if/when remakes or enhanched/hd editions of classics come bundled with the original? What if we get the new version of Grim Fandango here and it comes shipped with original, is it then a day one release AND a 10+ year old AND a pre-2k release?
I take original release date from the gamepage on GOG. If we get Grim Fandango for example, and the gamepage states a release date of 14/02/2015, then that is the date I use.
DLCs and updates are ignored for now, whether the update is Alien Crossfire, The Whispered World Enhanced Edition or the splitting or adding of a game (Edna and Harvey or Dracula 4+5).
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Another year, another update. Let's see what we had this year.

In 2014. GOG released 203 game titles (not including DLCs). First release was on January 9th, and last release was [url=http://www.gog.com/game/drox_operative]Drox Operative (and its ) on December 30th. Out of the 203 titles, <span class="bold">72 (35%)</span> were day 1 releases, with [url=http://www.gog.com/game/dreamfall_chapters_season_pass_special_edition]Dreamfall Chapters and just missing out on that list (released on day 2). There are a few more games that were released with a slight delay, those can be found in [url=https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=462A30A66DFFAD8B!1450&amp;authkey=!AEHvb2jp4HhupuQ]the spreadsheet.
We also had 32 (16%) pre-2K games released, while the total number of games ten years old or more is 41 (20%), with Hitman 3: contracts being released here 1 month before it reached the 10 years mark.

Compared with 2013, GOG released 13 pre-2K less (32 to 45), 18 10+ years old less (41 to 59), but 20 more day 1 releases (72 to 52) and 20 more games (203 to 183). GOG also started releasing movies, with the catalogue currently containing 45 of them.


And a quick sum of the GOG years so far

2008 had 65 releases, 29 (45%) of which were pre-2K ones.
2009 had 114 releases, 47 (41%) of which were pre-2K ones.
2010 had 79 releases, 35 (44%) of which were pre-2K ones, and 36 (46%) being 10+ years old.(Baldur's Gare 2: Complete being 10+ years old, but not pre-2K)
2011 had 85 releases, 48 (56%) of which were pre-2K ones, 57 (67%) being 10+ years old, and 1 (1%) day one release ([url=http://htt.p://www.gog.com/game/the_witcher_2]The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[/url])
2012 had 160 releases, 48 (30%) of which were pre-2K ones, 64 (40%) being 10+ years old, and 24 (15%) being day one releases.
2013 had 183 releases, 45 (25%) of which were pre-2K ones, 59 (32%) being 10+ years old, and 52 (28%) being day one releases.
2014 had 203 releases, 32 (16%) of which were pre-2K ones, 41 (20%) being 10+ years old, and 72 (35%) being day one releases.
Total (so far) of 889 releases, 284 (32%) of which were pre-2K ones, 322 (36%) being 10+ years old on release, and 149 (17%) being day one releases.

Release dates have been taken from GOG pages, data is compiled here.

Next update to the list, end of June. Have a happy new year everyone.
Awesome. Thanks for the list, these statistics are always interesting :-)
The more data, the better! Thanks for the update :)
They indeed are.
And they show that GOG.com hasn't stopped releasing good old games, which is quite reassuring for some, I'm sure.

Anyway, more games are always good and diversity is key.
Thanks for the update, JMich!
Thank you very much for the statistics, JMich! =)
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Summer sale came and left, time for an update.

Compared to the 07/12-06/14 period, in the last 12 months GOG released 69 more games, 14 more Day 1 releases, 3 more pre-2K ones, and 17 more 10+ years old.

And the yearly data:
July 1st, 2008 till June 30th, 2009
GOG Released 128 games. Out of those, 58 (~45%) were pre-2K ones.
July 1st, 2009 till June 30th, 2010
GOG Released 101 games. Out of those, 42 (~42%) were pre-2K ones.
July 1st, 2010 till June 30th, 2011
GOG Released 71 games. Out of those, 1 (~1.5%) were Day 1 games, 34 (~48%) were pre-2K ones, and 39 (~55%) were 10+ years old.
July 1st, 2011 till June 30th, 2012
GOG Released 116 games. Out of those, 5 (~4%) were Day 1 games, 52 (~45%) were pre-2K ones, and 66 (~57%) were 10+ years old.
July 1st, 2012 till June 30th, 2013
GOG Released 171 games. Out of those, 39 (~23%) were Day 1 games, 46 (~27%) were pre-2K ones, and 64 (~37%) were 10+ years old.
July 1st, 2013 till June 30th, 2014
GOG Released 192 games. Out of those, 67 (~35%) were Day 1 games, 37 (~19%) were pre-2K ones, and 45 (~23%) were 10+ years old.
July 1st, 2014 till June 30th, 2015
GOG Released 261 games. Out of those, 81 (~31%) were Day 1 games, 40 (~15%) were pre-2K ones, and 62 (~24%) were 10+ years old.

Release dates have been taken from GOG pages, data is compiled here.

Tales of the Borderlands is currently missing the Original Release date, since the game page is missing it. Support has been notified

Next update to the list, end of year. Enjoy your summer everyone.


P.S. There are rumors that Ronin is to be released on GOG tonight. Should that be the case, I'll update the numbers above.
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JMich: snip
Lords of Xulima wasn't a day-1 release on GOG as its Steam page shows.

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JMich: Next update to the list, end of year. Enjoy your summer everyone.
You too, friend.