You should actually take advantage of all the stores on PC. No need to do a "boycott" simply cause you dont like a certain company. There's bundles, free giveaways, and sales that feature on pretty much every store (minus Bethesda).
I don't dislike Valve. I dislike Steam. Why should I use a service that I dislike?
Why dont you think PC gaming is as big as console gaming in North America?
A couple reasons.
1) Before Steam came along we had numbers for both PC and Console sales. PC games never sold like console games did. The big money was always in console gaming. This was also in an era when PC gaming had more exclusives (and better exclusives IMO) than it does now.
2) Valve never gives us all of their data. This in itself is telling. The XB1 is not selling well and Microsoft doesn't give us data about the XB1. I suspect Valve is the same way. If the data was actually good, then the company would give it to us regularly.
Because you aren’t paying to buy a client like a console.
what is it that you don’t like about steam if you still like Valve? Lol
Also steamspy (a service created by someone who works with EGS compiled data based on the steam database) that showed many successful titles in the millions - the most sold games on steam were games like left 4 dead 2 and csgo which were both 20+ million
This information is now locked to the public and I think you have to pay to see numbers now.
Also your accusation that PC gaming isn’t doing as good as console gaming if not better is false because the market on pc is completely different from what it was 20 years ago.
Japanese companies who never touched PC before are flocking to the platform now, no one does that for any random reason.
Exclusives aren’t the real drawing power on the platform anymore - it’s mainly resolution, fps , pricing and availability (for back and forward compatibility) on top of that free online MP