Steam Owned 2011, Delivering Many Petabytes of Data
Year-over-year unit sales increased by more than 100%
During the 2011 Holiday Sale Steam’s simultaneous user number eclipsed the 5 million player mark
Delivered 780 Petabytes of data to gamers around the world, double that of 2010
14.5 mil copies of Steamworks games were registered during the year, a 67% increase over 2010
The Steam infrastructure more than doubled its service capacity
780 petabytes? What the f–k is a petabyte? I’ve never heard of such a thing, and I refuse to google it. I bet it’s a lot.
So hooray for Steam. I admit I did use it a lot this year, although my usage has dropped off in the new year as I’ve been spending all my free time playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. Someday I’ll come back to you, Steam, I promise!