Valve’s popular PC store Steam sets yet another record, with concurrent players hitting an all-time high.
Steam continues to be one of the most popular PC stores today, featuring an incredible list of the best games. Steam’s growth has grown even further since early 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This can be seen over the past few years, where Steam has broken the 2021 concurrent player record multiple times over the course of several months. Although 2021 is over, the new year shows that this growth is still ongoing, with a record number of new players already being set.
2022 begins with a new concurrent player record for Steam, reaching nearly 28 million concurrent users. More specifically, the level was last week, with 27,942,458 concurrent active users. This number broke the previous record of 27.4 million in November 2021 by more than 500,000 users. Some may think that this achievement cannot be repeated again, or at least for several months, but it is reported that this record has been broken again.
SteamDB is Valve’s store database page, providing analytics and other important information related to games, store appearance, and more. This includes graphs related to the number of people. current users on Steam at the same time, passed the 28 million player mark today. More specifically, it has reached 28,230.661 concurrent users, nearly 300 thousand more users than its previous record. This record being broken within a week is quite surprising.
Analyst Daniel Ahmad observed that Steam has experienced a lot of growth since the pandemic began and the store has continued to grow since then. This number also seems to have been contributed by titles included in Steam’s library, as evidenced by some of the best-selling and most popular games on Steam in 2021. This includes ongoing games. topped the charts like Grand Theft Auto 5, Counter-Strike Global Offensive and New World.
Valve’s online store has continued to thrive over the past few years, as more and more people join PC Gaming. While there are plenty of newly released AAA titles that players can choose from through other stores, there are also many older games that are still being played on Steam, making players invest time in. All of these factors and many more explain how Steam was able to break its concurrent player record in such a short time, and it will only continue to grow from there.
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