Thursday, February 7, 2008

Steam hits 15 million users, 158% sales growth

Celebrating with cake today is Valve, announcing that their baby Steam is all grown up, and has passed the 15 million user mark. Since its inception, Steam has become the online distribution network of choice for gamers, with more publishers coming on board each month. A likely contributing factor to this massive growth is Valve's excellent compilation release, The Orange Box, which included two of last years best games, Portal and Team Fortress 2. Valve last month revealed SteamWorks, a suite of tools to help independent publishers get their games onto Steam.