The company now touts a massive 25 million active accounts, an increase of 25% over the previous year, with 10 million of those utilizing Steam’s community features. The service also broke the 2.5 million concurrent user mark in December, pushing Steam’s average monthly player minutes to more than 13 billion.
Steam’s library of titles also expanded in 2009, with the platform now offering over 1000 titles from over 100 different developers. Not only that, sales for 2009 increased by a massive 205%, marking the fifth consecutive year in which the service has experienced over 100% growth in year-over-year sales.
“Steam turned five years old in March 2009,” said Gabe Newell, president of Valve. “With the introduction of each new platform feature released over the years — such as the Steam Community, Steam Cloud, and Steamworks — we’ve seen corresponding growth in account numbers, concurrent player numbers and developer support for the platform. As such, we plan to continue to expand and grow the platform to better serve the developers supporting the open platform and millions of gamers logging in each day.”