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PixelBuffet says

Really interesting stats, thanks for sharing :)

Would I be right in saying then that, despite there being over 20,000 authors – over 15% of all sales have come from the top 50 authors. Envato needs to treat those guys like a-list celebs!

Oh and poor 3D Ocean :(

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motionvids says

Wow guys thanks a lot. This is some really interesting stuff!

It’s funny to see ActiveDen, VideoHive and CodeCanyon actually have quite similar statistics.

It’s also amazing to see the rapid growth in item releases posted by revaxarts. 2012 has been a real game changer for Envato.

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Creattive says

It is interesting to see that the total sales of Themeforest is only double the amount of videohive. When you take a look at popular files the bestselling videohive-template reaches 55 sales in a week, and that’s quite a lot. But at themeforest, the bestselling theme at the moment sold 872!!! times in a week. Followed by 55 other topselling files which all have more sales in the last week than the best videohive file.

So it seems that at themeforest only a few items sell good while at other marketplaces like videohive all items sell, but none as good as the top themeforest items.

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FinalDestiny says

I’ll make a script today to estimate the number of earnings of the themeforest authors based on the badges. I’ll estimate something like 40% of the earnings(if he has silver paw(100,000 – 250,000, I’ll just suppose it has around 150,000 or something). Curious to see the results as well. :-) Will come back with the stats.

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pixelentity says

did that yest, forgot to post: it’s around 88M usd considering the lower badge value

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Creattive says

that’s about 30M business volume for envato. not bad in 6 years.

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NenadVFX says

So it seems that at themeforest only a few items sell good while at other marketplaces like videohive all items sell, but none as good as the top themeforest items.

Check out total number of items on ThemeForest and Videohive.
ThemeForest: 9237 items – 2693521 sales – 291,6 sales per item
Videohive: 46167 items – 1041745 sales – 22,5 sales per item

And also ThemeForest items price is at least double.

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Creattive says

You’re right Nenad, there are many more videohive files. Although most of them are stock footage with 0 sales, too.

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NenadVFX says

Yes, more then 50% of Videohive items are stock footage, and I would really like to see stats for separate categories.

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NenadVFX says

By the way, many congratulations for the item included in the bundle. :) How’s your other sales these days? You have a lot of corporate stuff in your portfolio…

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