Steam sales double in 2011
A hundred percent for the online platform for the seventh year in a row
It seems that Steam keeps getting bigger year after year, and the online platform has seen its sales double in 2011, compared the previous year, making 2011 the seventh year in a row during which Steam sees doubling sales.
In the past year, Steam’s game count rose to 1800 games available to 40 million users. 14.5 million Steamworks enabled games were registered in 2011, which is 67% percent from 2010.
“Steam and Steamworks continues to evolve to keep up with customer and developer demands for new services and content,” said Valve head Gabe Newell. “Support for in-game item trading prompted the exchange of over 19 million items. Support for free-to-play (FTP) games, launched in June, has spurred the launch of 18 FTP titles on Steam, with more coming in 2012. Looking forward, we are preparing for the launch of the Big Picture UI mode, which will allow gamers to experience Steam on large displays and in more rooms of the house.”