Mac coming to Steam was a huge deal when first announced
and, since launching in May
, Mac users have become five percent of Steam's total audience. That's damn significant -- back in January, Steam reported it had 25 million users
, so you do the math.
That five percent figure comes via the latest Steam survey, which analyzed the digital distribution platform in July 2010
. It's down from 8 percent in June
, but that spike was likely thanks in large part to free Portal
. Interestingly, almost 47 percent of the folks on Macs who accessed Steam during July did so using a MacBook Pro.
Also good to keep in mind: back in July, only a small fraction of the games on Steam were available for Mac users. Since then, an ever-growing catalogue of Mac-compatible games
has recruited even more Mac users into the army of bloodshot-eyed fun seekers.