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The most successful console and PC game publishers have long relied on Steam to offer gamers a convenient, seamless way to get their games into the hands of gamers.
Now, the game store is the main way gamers buy their games.
And Steam’s popularity is spreading rapidly, particularly in North America.
According to Game Informer, Steam’s share of PC gaming revenue rose to a record $6.5 billion in 2015.
That was up more than five times from 2014, the last year of Steam’s dominance.
According to an April report from the Steam platform, PC gaming is now second only to console gaming in terms of player traffic.
In other words, the Steam service is a major player in driving the growth of gaming in North Americans.
That’s the kind of market Valve has had to contend with for years.
But the company’s business model has been a boon to the company, as gamers are more likely to buy games on Steam, and it’s been a game changer for Valve’s bottom line.
The platform is one of the few companies with a true profit margin.
Its stock is currently trading at about $30 per share, compared to the $12.50 per share it earned in 2015, according to FactSet.
It is also a leader in revenue, with Steam accounting for more than half of all gaming revenue.
The success of the platform is a testament to Valve’s ability to stay afloat and keep games out of the hands or pockets of publishers, which are increasingly looking to other platforms.
For years, game publishers had to rely on the consoles or PC to make their games profitable.
Now that they’re getting their games onto Steam, they’re looking to games like Minecraft and Super Meat Boy for a larger share of the market.
That is especially true for Minecraft, which was a huge hit on PC.
The Minecraft series was created by Mojang, an independent developer and publisher, but it was sold to Microsoft for $2 billion in 2017.
It’s now a $1 billion-a-year business.
Minecraft is a huge success story for Valve, which is now betting that it can bring a similar level of success to consoles, even as it’s trying to grow the business on the PC platform.
The company also has a number of upcoming games that will help it expand its audience beyond the hardcore gamers who already spend money on the platform.
It’s a different kind of business model for publishers, who have to rely heavily on their own digital distribution channels to make money.
They’re also trying to find ways to get games to players who might not be able to pay for them on consoles or on PC, such as people who have limited broadband access.
For publishers like Ubisoft, that’s been the case for years, with the success of its hit Assassin’s Creed franchise and the blockbuster FIFA games.
Ubisoft’s chief digital officer, Daniel Poulin, said in a recent interview with Gamasutra that the company doesn’t rely on traditional distribution channels like retailers and distributors.
Instead, Ubisoft’s main priority is to reach players who want to play its games.
But as publishers have begun to make more games for Steam, those distribution channels have also become more difficult to reach, according the company.
“It’s harder to get gamers to buy our games,” said Poullin.
“You can’t make the game, and the publisher can’t sell it, in a way that allows them to make enough money.
That’s why they’re trying to build more digital distribution.”
Publishers also have to be careful not to alienate gamers who may not have subscribed to their games’ Steam catalog.
Ubisoft recently launched a subscription service for Minecraft and other popular titles on the Steam store, and this month the company said it will soon add games from the upcoming Assassin’s Blade and Call of Duty franchises to its catalog.
The company’s goal is to provide gamers with a curated experience that matches their tastes, and not necessarily to be a subscription or download service, said Poul Høgsgaard, Ubisoft chief digital and publishing officer.
“The main reason we want to be able for people to buy their stuff on Steam is to give them a more curated experience.
We want to give players more control over what they buy,” Høggsgaard said.
“We want them to be comfortable with it, but also to be more willing to give us feedback on how it works.”