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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Steam signes up more than 13 million users

Yikes. BBC News reports:
Steam, an online distribution platform for videogame content, has signed up more than 13 million users, the system's owners Valve has said.

More than 150 PC games can be downloaded via Steam and the system has also been used to automate more than 2,500 updates to existing games.

Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve, said: "In Steam's case, we have millions of customers who are gamers and dozens of customers who are developers and publishers.

"In the past year, we've added over 100 new titles from third parties, grown to over 13 million active accounts."

Steam was developed as a way to auto-update Valve's multiplayer games but now has evolved into a platform used by many leading publishers and developers.
That's insane. And it's another example of how the PC quietly outstrips anything that's possible on a console, despite getting almost no press.

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