Controller usage on Steam has doubled over the past 2 years

Late last week, Valve rolled out improved Steam support for the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, ensuring full compatibility with all games using the Steam Input API without requiring any updates from developers. It also offered some insight into why it’s putting this much effort into controller support on the platform, and the short version is that an awful lot of people are using them.

“In the past two years, the number of daily average users playing a Steam game with a controller has more than doubled, with millions enjoying the growing catalog of controller-friendly titles everyday,” Valve said. “In controller friendly games, the percentage of players for that game that use a controller can easily be 60 percent or higher. Some games, such as skateboarding games, have well over 90 percent of their players using controllers in game.”

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