Valve has revealed how many Steam Controllers have been sold since it launched last year.
In the June update, Valve confirmed that 500,000 Steam Controllers have been sold since its November 15, 2015 launch. Valve also highlighted many of the changes they have implemented since launch. More new games support the Steam Controller out of the box, the Force Reactors can be used to reproduce rumble effects from different games, and the controller can be tuned once to play across all your games. Finally, Valve added full support in VR Game Theatre mode, ensuring that the Steam Controller is future-proofed for the HTC Vive.
Valve is committed to adding more more features and functionality to the Steam Controller. An upcoming update will allow users to use Activators to assign actions to press-and-hold, double click, toggle, and more. An example of this feature in action is in Doom where players can cycle throw their weapons by pressing a button. The new Activators would allow a Doom player to bring up the BFG just by double tapping the same button. As always, Valve is looking for user input and suggestions on features you’d like to see in the Steam Controller. Be sure to let them know on the Steam Community page. If you’re in the market for a Steam Controller, both it and the Steam Link are on sale at GameStop.