Active Steam Accounts Jump 15 percent

Steam use detailed by region

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Active Steam Accounts Jump 15 percent
Alongside its Steam Dev Days conference Valve has announced some impressive numbers. The big one is a 15% jump in the number of active Steam accounts in the last three months.

That puts the number at 75 million, up from the 65 million that was announced in October. It adds a bit of weight to Valve founder Gabe Newell's recent dig at Xbox One, when he said "Well, it'd take a while for them to catch up. I mean, we're at 65 million."

Valve mentioned that the growth came alongside the busy holiday release period that included pre-holiday and holiday Steam sales, though didn't go so far as to attribute the growth to them.

Valve also detailed the geographic use of Steam, noting "While the data showed a virtual tie between North America (41%) and Europe (40%) for the lion's share of Steam's global activity, Russia and Brazil realized the largest year over year growth (2013 vs. 2012) as individual countries, respectively increasing 128% and 75%."

Steam Dev Days has also given us news of an overhaul of the Steam Controller.
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