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Steam accounts grow by 25 percent

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Feb 2010 15:46 User comments (4)

Steam accounts grow by 25 percent According to recent figures from Valve, active Steam accounts grew by 25 percent, year-on-year, to over 25 million.
Monthly "player minutes" has reached 13 billion, an all-time high, says the company.

Concurrent users hit an all-time high as well in December, at over 2.5 million.

"Steam turned five years old in March 2009," added Gabe Newell, president of Valve. "With the introduction of each new platform feature released over the years - such as the Steam Community, Steam Cloud, and Steamworks - we've seen corresponding growth in account numbers, concurrent player numbers and developer support for the platform. As such, we plan to continue to expand and grow the platform to better serve the developers supporting the open platform and millions of gamers logging in each day."

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4 user comments

11.2.2010 20:01

Hope the keep up the good work.

22.2.2010 2:16

I've been thinking about going the STEAM route. I think I may try it.

32.2.2010 11:06

I just joined about 2 months ago. And Steam has solved many problems that I have over the years with pc games. I love that you do not have to have a play the game. Older games seem to be compatible than there disc versions. I have several games the work from Steam. But I cannot install from the discs.Into the Windows 7 64 bit operating system. I am very happy with Steam. I have never had so many pc games running on one computer with so little effort.

42.2.2010 12:33

Well quite a few games nowadays require steam to be installed so it's not that surprising.

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