Steam has long made it easier to find games with great support for Xbox controllers. Today’s Steam update expands on that foundation to help millions of players with PlayStation DualShock and DualSense controllers easily find games to play on those devices.
These improvements add improved ability to sort and filter sections of the Steam Store, allow you to see clear compatibility information on individual store pages, and determine whether the games in your library will play well with a controller.
Visit the Controller Friendly section of Steam to find games that play well with controllers.
Players are clearly interested in using controllers for a wide variety of games. In fact, about 12% of all active players on Steam regularly use a controller. And in some individual games, most players use a controller. For example, many popular ball sports games have over 80% of players using controllers, while many popular hardcore RPGs have over half of players using controllers.
Over the past year, there have been over 3 billion gaming sessions using the controller.
- 60% Xbox controller
- 27% PlayStation models
- The remaining % is made up of Steam Deck, Switch Pro and hundreds of other controller models.
During the same period four years ago (end November 2019), there were 990 million controller sessions recorded.
- 76% Xbox controllers
- 19% PlayStation controllers
- Over these four years, the number of sessions on PlayStation controllers has quadrupled.
Data like this tells us that players love the ability to play with a controller. And given the existing public reports of how many PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles have been sold worldwide, there are undoubtedly a huge number of DualSense and DualShock controllers already in people’s homes, ready to be connected to PCs.