When looking at games in attempts to learn a thing or two, I've found it incredibly useful to know whether or not the game was financially successful.
For example, when I first played Game of War on the iOS (which looks like a Casino threw up all over yet another Kingdoms of Camelot clone) I was content to write it off. The fact that it's spent over a month in the 10 top-grossing has taught me some very different lessons.
So it's one thing to just flip through the app-store. But what about older games, or PC games?
Of course this is difficult information to come by, but I was wondering what resources are available to us? Here's what I've found so far. Hopefully someone has a good resource they are willing to share
This seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. But it costs $1,000 per month, so, yeah...
Nice, though it only shows the last 30 days.
This could potentially yield some information. But it's more about popularity and is hardly objective. EA's latest Dungeon Keeper for iOS has a 46, but is currently #73 top-grossing (so what, $50K per day?) and I remember it being higher earlier this week.
These are great, though of course only apply to games on Steam.