Valve announced earlier today that it’s Steam digital gaming service for PC and MAC has surpassed 30 million users, with a year-over-year growth of 178%.
During the past 12 months the platform had year-over-year new user growth of 178%, pushing the total number of active accounts to over 30 million, with over 1,200 games now offered. Peak simultaneous player numbers were also up to over three million, with over six million unique gamers accessing Steam each day.
In addition to new user growth, Steam sales during the trailing 12 months increased by more than 200%, putting it on track for a sixth straight year of realizing over 100% year-over-year growth in unit sales. To meet this demand, the Steam infrastructure has been increased and now has ability to run at 400Gps, enough bandwidth to ship a digitized version of the Oxford English Dictionary 92.6 times per second.
Steam is poised to have it’s biggest year yet, and we at VGrevolution congrats the entire team on creating such a great platform to purchase games.