With the Xbox One having sold over three million consoles in 2013 and Valve looking to find a way into peoples' living rooms with its own Steam Box, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell was asked about the competition his company faces. And on the contrary, he believes it's Microsoft that has to do the catching up.
"It would take them a while to catch up: we're at 65 million," he told an audience at CES 2014.
"Part of why we think that this is the right direction to go in is that we can benefit from everything that people have already done," he explained. "If I buy a game on Steam and am running it on Windows, I can go to one of the Steam Machines and I already have the game. So the benefit as a developer, you benefit as a consumer, having that PC experience extended into the living room."
Much of Valve's presentation focused heavily on its new Steam Machine with over a dozen models shown off from various manufacturers. Around 250 Steam games support the Steam Machine so far.