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man valve has some dough
    
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dont forget that 2013 is pooling at 2.5million right now
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dont forget that 2013 is pooling at 2.5million right now
Valve just put 1m or 1.5m, the rest is from compendium sales.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Steam does not require that much storage....

They have to store copies of the games a few times, a few of their games, and statistics.... that's easy....

I still want to know what hardware they use.
That's a crap ton of bandwidth they're putting out.
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I still want to know what hardware they use.
That's a crap ton of bandwidth they're putting out.

It's not that much bandwidth relatively speaking.... A single Netflix HD stream is 5MB/s+. You can run a few games within the same bandwidth.
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With the amount of games Valve is selling how could they not be making a huge profit. Selling digital copies of games has a much much higher profit margin when compared to retail games. The amount of times people download games does not make that big of a difference as the amount of bandwidth/sever capacity needed has more to do with the amount of users. Also the fact that steams servers constantly run under heavy load is a good thing as it means Valve didn't over spend on server capacity but has just enough to keep things running smoothly (or not so smoothly now that the summer sale is under way).
    
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You kind of answered it yourself... they have MILLIONS of people buying things they will likely never even use because it's a good deal. You sell a BILLION copies of cheap things and you're going to have a lot of money, lol.
 
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