Steam broke new ground in the number of simultaneous players. According to weekend data, more than 10 million people played games on the platform simultaneously.
Popular digital gaming platform Steam has set a new record in the number of active users. Over the weekend, more than 10 million people played games simultaneously and more than 32 million users were active. This indicates that recent discounts have increased demand for the platform.
Steam Concurrent Players Crossed 10 Million
According to the graphic on SteamDB, for the first time in Steam history, more than 10 million players played the game simultaneously, breaking the record. With a total of 10 million 82 thousand online players and 32 million 186 thousand online users, it reached the peak of all time.
This increase in the number of simultaneous players on Steam began in January 2020, after the Covid-19 outbreak locked many people at home. The record of 18,537,490 million users in January 2018 was broken with 18,801,944 million users in February 2020. Then, in March 2020, more than 20 million users were active on Steam, and this number exceeded 22 million in the same month.
In December 2020, 24.7 million users were active on Steam at the same time, and this number increased to 26.5 million in February 2021. The platform reached 27.1 million concurrent users just a few weeks later.
It’s worth noting that Steam’s record-breaking number of users is usually achieved during holidays or weekends, when many people take time off from work or stay at home. Still, the continued growth and success of the platform is pretty impressive.