2009 was most kind to Valve’s Steam platform. The company shared some data of its “extraordinary” growth today revealing considerable increases in accounts, concurrent players as well as game sales.
Up 25 percent from 2008, the platform has now passed the 25 million active accounts mark with 10 million of those having profiles in the Steam Community. The concurrent users mark was pushed to 2.5 million in December (to compare, Xbox Live passed the two million mark following the release of Modern Warfare 2) which caused — fans of wacky statistics will be glad to know — the average player minutes for the month to jump to 13 billion.
The platform also saw another year of 100 percent plus year-over-year growth in unit sales, its fifth in a row, with an increase of more than 205% over the previous year.
And, for anyone looking to bolster the platform’s numbers in 2010 — there are now over 1,000 games from over 100 publishers and developers available to choose from.