PC gamers will be happy to know that Valve’s Steam sales have went up more then 100% for the seventh straight year in a row, and that Steam will be investing a lot of those profits into improved service and additional features.
Valve has gained another five million accounts this year totaling a massive forty million accounts worldwide on Steam. With another year in store Steam has put their profits into doubling its service capacity and a new system, which allows for faster downloads and easier game updates.
President Gabe Newell had this to say about another year with Steam:
“Support for in-game item trading prompted the exchange of over 19 million items. Support for Free to Play (FTP) 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.”