48 million players use controllers on Steam
48 million players have used a controller in a game so far on Steam. In addition, controllers are used in about 10% of daily gaming sessions. The odds vary depending on the game type.
- 06-03-2021 15:50
The number of players using controllers on the Steam platform has been announced. According to the official statement, more than 48 million players have played games on Steam using a controller. Steam also said that about 10% of the total number of users play games with their controller every day.
The odds change according to the game types
The controller usage rate, of course, varies according to the game types. It was stated that the rate in strategy type games is below 1%. On the other hand, over 70% in sports and fighting games, over 90% in racing games, around 40% -50% in third-person action games, and 7-8% in FPS games.
Valve also presented a standard chart showing usage distribution by controller type. It was stated that Xbox controllers were used the most on Steam, followed by the PlayStation controller in the second place.
The numbers Valve shares are mostly for developers. Developers are expected to offer better controller support, especially in game types with high controller usage. It is stated that if the APIs that Steam offers to developers in this field are used in the best way, both developers and players will benefit from this.
On the subject, Valve said, "Finally, if we were to recommend something to you, it would definitely be showing the button icons shown to players to press in the game with the appropriate PlayStation controller icons in-game. You can create the icons yourself, or you can use the icons that come with the integration of the Steam Input API. . " used the expressions.