Leading Entertainment Platform Continues Rapid Growth January 15, 2014
– Valve kicked off its first-ever Steam Dev Days Conference by announcing the continued growth of Steam, a leading platform for PC, Mac, and Linux software. In addition, Valve geographically detailed Steam’s 2013 performance to the more than 1,200 Dev Days attendees.
In the trailing three months the number of active Steam accounts jumped 15%, to 75 million from 65 million (announced October 2013). The growth was realized during a busy holiday release season and Steam’s Pre-Holiday and Holiday Sales.
In addition, members of the Steam publishing team gave attendees a breakdown of 2013’s geographic platform usage. While the figures show a virtual tie between North America (41%) and Europe (40%) for the lion’s share of Steam’s global activity, Russia and Brazil realized the largest year over year growth (2013 vs. 2012) of any individual country, respectively increasing 132% and 75%.
Steam Dev Days is a two-day conference for all developers and publishers working with Steam and/or the upcoming Steam Machines. Steam Dev Days is being be held in Seattle, WA. For more information, please visit http://www.steamdevdays.com/