Valve has proudly announced that Steam now has 65 million users, which is a 30 percent rise from last year’s 50 million registered users. This is much larger than 48 million Xbox Live accounts registered.
Valve has introduced a number of new features for their PC service this year, which marks it’s 10th anniversary. Sharing, Steam Trading Cards, Early Access, and Linux support were all introduced to, mainly, positive results.
“The main goal of Steam has always been to increase the quality of the user’s experience by reducing the distance between content creators and their audience,” Valve co-founder Gabe Newell said in a statement. “As the platform grows, our job is to adapt to the changing needs of both the development and user communities. In the coming year, we plan to make perhaps our most significant collaborations with both communities through the Steam Dev Days and the Steam Machines beta.”
Valve announced Steam OS, Steam Machines, and the Steam Controller earlier last month and promises more clarification regarding these new products and operating system during a Steam Developers Day conference in Seattle, Washington in 2014.
Currently, Valve is hosting a compelling Halloween themed Steam sale. Users should check it out.