Steam, the PC’s largest digital distribution platform, has now surpassed Xbox with over 65 million active accounts. This marks a 30% increase over last year, and is a good indication that PC gaming is thriving.
I myself am mostly a PC gamer these days. While it’s true I own consoles, I’m afraid that the convienence and generally lower prices of buying games digitally for my PC has left my consoles to quite literally gather dust.
This comes at the same time as a report showing that the PC market is now the fastest growing games platform in the UK (although, take this with a grain of salt – smartphones and tablets are omitted from the data, and believe me, thats a huge sector of the current market).
Still, it’s encouraging to see the PC market doing well, considering critics have often doomed it in the past. With the new consoles arriving, it will be interesting to see how the PC, particularly with Valve’s upcoming projects, fares.