Steam sets another record at 26.4M concurrent users

Steam cracks 25M concurrent users as the new year begins

On January 2 Steam hit 25.4 million concurrent users, a record that lasted just over a month. As of today, the record now stands at 26,401,443. That’s connected users, not players in-game, however. There were 7.3 million people in-game at the time, which is under the record 8.1 million in-game players at the end of March 2020, back when the COVID-19 pandemic was first going global.

The top five games by playercount at the time were Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, and Tale of Immortal, a Chinese RPG that’s currently only available in Simplified Chinese. This weekend marked the beginning of lunar new year vacations for some people, which likely helped this latest boost, although Steam’s numbers have been rising steadily for almost a year now. 

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