Steam Sales More than Double in 2011 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 09 January 2012 / 5,707 Views
Valve has announced that Steam sales have more than doubled in 2011, compared to 2010. Year on year sales have "increased by more than 100 per cent for the seventh straight year", said a statement issued by Valve. However no specific number was given.
This follows the announcement that there were more than five million users online at the same time during Christmas, or around an eighth of its user base. Steam now has 40 million users, along with more than 1,800 games available. Steamworks, the suite of publishing tools, has been integrated into more than 14.5 million registered games.
Gabe Newell, Valve president, said "Steam and Steamworks continues to evolve to keep up with customer and developer demands for new services and content. Support for in-game item trading prompted the exchange of over 19 million items. Support for free-to-play 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."