The Xbox One is Microsoft’s latest gaming console and at the moment, the competition between Microsoft and Sony is pretty fierce, but can it compare to the likes of PC gaming? We know that the Xbox One has done pretty well for itself so far and has managed to sell 3 million units in 2013 alone, but are those number sufficient enough for Valve to get worried? Apparently not. Speaking during CES, Valve’s Gabe Newell was asked by a member of the audience what he thought about Microsoft’s 3 million Xbox One units sold to date. Well apparently it was not enough to be impressed as Newell reportedly shrugged off the figures and said, “Well, it’d take a while for them to catch up. I mean, we’re at 65 million,” in reference to Steam’s user base at the moment.
As it stands Steam plays home to many games, a lot of them blockbuster titles, although companies such as Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft could rest easy as Steam’s platform was mainly targeted towards PC gamers. However it seems that those companies might have something to worry about as Steam has recently announced a whole new set of Steam Machines which have been designed to invade your living room space, encroaching on territory that has been dominated by the likes of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft over the past several years. Given that these Steam Machines not only come at various price points with hardware ranging from acceptable to high-end, Valve might have given those companies something to seriously worry about.
If Valve’s Steam Machines were to take off, that 3 million figure will definitely pale in the face of what’s to come.