Also, prices on the first steam boxes are starting to filter out, but no specs =/
Steam hits 7 million concurrent users for first time, up 16% from last year - GeekWire
All hail the master raceWhile much of todayís video game buzz is focused on next generation machines like the Xbox One and Playstation 4, PC gaming continues to gain popularity
There were more than 7 million concurrent users on Steam this afternoon for the first time in its 11-year history
Thatís up 16 percent from this time last year, when Steam reached 6 million concurrent users for the first time.
In October, Steam announced that it had 65 million active accounts, marking a 30 percent growth in the past year. That means today it had more than 10 percent of its user base online at once. The recent increase may have had something to do with Steamís ongoing autumn sale, which runs from Nov. 27 until Dec. 3.
A growing user base is good news for Valve, especially as it prepares to bring Steam gaming into the living room.
His latest was pretty funny:
So which console should I buy for the best gamer experience?
Neither. You should get a PC.
Steam is great, but I don't think the box is in the win column for PC gaming. The steambox seems like another console to me, and a linux based one at that. Porting to and from SteamOS will probably be a bigger challenge than the XBOX. Then if people use these things with their TVs and sit yards away they'll probably be playing with controllers and simplified UIs.
65 million is a lot more than the 21 of Second Life!
Considering how much dota2 has grown... That jump in users is mostly f2p players who will contribute nothing to Valve's profits
I wonder how many were actually in a game vs just having the client open.
Wasn't last weekend DreamHack? How many were people logged in just watching DOTA 2.
I wonder if it counts people playing Dota 2 from China/Korea.
I seriously doubt Valve does majority of their business in NA at this point, maybe for preorders, but F2P is bigger in other regions. Valve gains much more from pushing Steam onto people just so they have it installed instead of selling them games directly. Nobody else comes even close to their coverage of the market.
I didn't know we had the gays on our side.
54k people playing Civ V. I mean it is a good game but what are they doing? Haven't they played this enough in the past year?
MWS Natural "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving black people approaches 1."
People buy shit like that for nostalgia, then start playing it and realize it's a game from the mid 90s.
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This is why Steam sales are so genius. You put a game up for 5 bucks. This may not be a game I was planning to buy anytime soon, but for five dollars I'll add it to my collection without even thinking about it. When you see digital console games "on sale" for $20+ bucks, then you start to hem and haw about it. It's not like Steam where you literally get it and forget it :P
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