Quantcast
There are 65 million active Steam users up there - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


There are 65 million active Steam users up there


4:30 PM on 10.30.2013
SteamThere are 65 million active Steam users up there photo



Hot on the heels of announcements for the Steam OS and its push into the living room, Valve has announced that there are now 65 million active Steam users.

That's an increase of 30 percent over the last 12 months, which is quite a feat. How Valve actually measures "active users" would be useful to know; is a user active by simply being signed into Steam or something a bit more tangible like purchasing and playing games?

Considering this year marks 10 years of Steam, it's crazy to think how far the service has come. From the vilified obstacle that stopped me from playing Half-Life 2 for a few days to a platform I don't even hesitate using to buy games.

The move into the living room is going to be the biggest for Valve as the PC market was pretty messy when the company launched Steam. It's the domain of Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft and it's going to take something pretty special to carve out a chunk of that market.

I have to imagine every active user is a star twinkling in Gabe's beard.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







PC

2:30 PM on 11.26.2014
Of course: Call of Duty puts Exo suits on zombies for DLC

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare saw a shift in the franchise toward faster and more vertical gameplay. This was a change that was mostly praised. But, how can Sledgehammer include the fan-favorite zombies in the game? Th...more



1:30 PM on 11.26.2014
Already? The Evil Within is $20.39 on Steam

66 percent off The Evil Within without needing to wait in Black Friday lines? Steam's still got it. Valve kicked off its six-day Steam Exploration Sale today and there are deals on other recent releases, like Civilization: Be...more



12:45 PM on 11.26.2014
Ubisoft removes Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass from the marketplace

Earlier this morning, several users on NeoGAF noticed that Steam, PlayStation Network, and other online stores had removed all pages for the Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass, with German games site GamersGlobal claiming tha...more



View all PC






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more