Steam is bigger than Xbox Live

PC gaming is alive and well. This isn’t necessarily bad news for Microsoft. Their premium online gaming service still has nearly 50 million active users and the majority of those using Valve’s Steam service are doing so on Microsoft’s Windows OS, so it’s a win-win for the tech giant.

Anyone who thinks PC gaming is in trouble hasn’t heard of Steam.

Valve’s popular PC game store and online service now has more than 65 million active accounts, the company announced, up 30 percent from a year ago. The number of PC gamers using Steam is now greater than the number of Xbox Live users, which stands at 48 million according to Microsoft.

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