Steam: We Have Over 30 Million Active Members

To say that Steam is doing well would be like saying Bill Gates has a little bit of money saved up. You think? Steam isn't just doing well, it's growing at a phenomenal rate. According to Valve, there are now over 30 million active accounts on Steam, and growing.

"Steam is on track to record the biggest year in its six year history," said Gabe Newell, president of Valve. "The year has marked major development advances to the platform with the introduction of support for Mac titles, the Steam Wallet and in-game item buying support, and more. We believe the growth in accounts, sales, and player numbers is completely tied to this work and we plan to continue to develop the platform to offer more marketing, sales, and design tools for developers and publishers of games and digital entertainment"

We have no reason to doubt Newell's prediction. Valve's latest figures reveal an obscene new account growth rate of 178 percent and sales growth of over 200 percent. There are now over 1,200 games offered through Steam, contributing to six million unique gamers logging into the service each day.