The Steam Store: How Valve's ingenious digital store has taken over gaming

Steam Store
Lorie Wimble February 16 Gaming

If you ask a non-gamer about steam, they’ll describe boiling water or the stuff that comes out of an iron. If you ask a gamer about Steam, there’s only one thing that comes to mind – cheap and accessible enjoyment.

With over 40 million steam accounts, there were more people signed in to Steam during last year’s holiday sales than there were people watching the streamed royal wedding. It is a huge success for valve and a resource universally used by gamers worldwide. How did they get here and where are they going?

That’s the question answered in the infographic below. Distribution models come and go, but Valve seems to have a sustainable winner on their hands. Click to enlarge.

Full Steam Ahead
Written by Lorie Wimble

Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Google+ and Twitter.
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  • Anonymous

    real nice infographic.

    why no counter strike for os x?
    because of this i installed bootcamp…

  • http://twitter.com/DavidChan David Chan

    “How Valve’s ingenious digital store has taken over gaming”

    … ya since offering something for cheap is such an amazing concept?!