"Steam now has more than 65 million active accounts. The figure marks a 30 percent rise in players over the last year. The video game digital-download platform also boasts daily peak concurrent users of more than 6 million"
" in the same year its two major console competitors are releasing new machines. In contrast to Steam's figures, Microsoft's Xbox Live has 48 million accounts"
"Sony and Microsoft's still focus on providing an online ecosystem for games obtained through physical media. But these new figures do suggest that Steam doesn't have to worry about being eclipsed: its users on their own are numerous enough to make the service a worthy competitor"
-I'm not a console hater I had a bunch of consoles since the Atari days, but these days with PC, Tablets, Smartphones, and Ultrabooks really seems like the old console way is redundant.
-Risk adverse unimaginative AAA industry is not really making a case for next gen either: Battlefield the fourth, hee no thanks I have it on PC. Modern Warfare the 20th, woops maybe wait for steam sale.
-And then there is the Console manufacturers with their ancient DRM policies, not helping either: Wii-U hardware bond downloads!? seriously are you kidding me... haven't they learnt anything from the Apple store?