Becoming a tent-pole of the modern PC gaming market, toe-to-toe with Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, Valve’s Steam digital download service has announced the latest milestone it has shattered. The platform, in addition to announcing a 200% sales spike, now boasts over 30 million accounts. The sales spike has come gradually over the past twelve months, with an average year-over-year growth of 178%.
“Steam is on track to record the biggest year in its six-year history,” said Gabe Newell, president of Valve. “The year has marked major development advances to the platform with the introduction of support for Mac titles, the Steam Wallet and in-game item buying support, and more. We believe the growth in accounts, sales, and player numbers is completely tied to this work and we plan to continue to develop the platform to offer more marketing, sales, and design tools for developers and publishers of games and digital entertainment.”