Thanks no doubt to the company's Steam service, Valve president Gabe Newell believes the firm will soon be making more money from the sale of downloaded games than from retail boxed copies.
"Right now we're seeing close to 200 percent growth in the alternative ways of connecting with customers," Newell revealed. "It will actually pass over in the next three months, how much of our business is coming from retail versus how much is coming from other channels."
Additionally, Newell revealed Valve's intention toward offering non-gaming software through the Steam platform. "It's something that we're looking at. Right now we're focused on games, but I think as we get more mature, there's no reason that we wouldn't."
As an example of this eventual possibility, Newell presented the idea of distributing the Firefox browser through Steam, with the company's upcoming Steam Cloud online data storage system used to store bookmarks and settings on a central, remote server.
Digital overtaking retail for Valve [GamesIndustry.biz]
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