American video game development company Valve Corporation has announced that their online gaming platform Steam has surpassed 30 million accounts. This is the platform’s 6th year in a row of over 100% growth in unit sales versus the previous year. This year they have seen almost 200% growth. Part of this year’s growth is because of the launch of Mac OS X support.
Steam supports over 1,200 games and it is estimated that they have a 70% market share of digital distribution market for video games. Game publishing companies that use Steam include id Software, EA, Activision, 2K Games, Ubisoft, Sega, LucasArts, Capcom, Rockstar Games, and Square Enix.