Enter the total number of game copies sold, the price per game ($), and the total development cost ($) into the calculator to determine the Game Profit. 

Game Profit Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Game Profit. 

GP = CS * PPG – DC

  • Where GP is the Game Profit ($)
  • CS is the total number of game copies sold 
  • PPG is the price per game ($) 
  • DC is the total development cost ($) 

How to Calculate Game Profit?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Game Profit.

Example Problem #1

  1. First, determine the total number of game copies sold. In this example, the total number of game copies sold is given as 10000 .
  2. Next, determine the price per game ($). For this problem, the price per game ($) is given as  50 .
  3. Next, determine the total development cost ($). In this case, the total development cost ($) is found to be 25000.
  4. Finally, calculate the Game Profit using the formula above: 

GP = CS * PPG – DC

Inserting the values from above yields: 

GP = 10,000 * 50 – 25,000 = 25,000.00 ($)


Example Problem #2

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

total number of game copies sold = 60000

price per game ($) = 59.99

total development cost ($) = 30000

Entering these values and solving gives:

GP = 60,000 * 59.99 – 30,000 = 3,569,400 ($)