Steam hit 10 million concurrent users playing video games over the weekend. we have become some wont them to milestone stories Over the years, but this one — 10 million people, all playing a game, not just idling in a browser or storefront — seems worth a gesture.
steam Crossed the 10 million player mark on Saturday morning (EST), then another 10 million players logged in, doing their jobs at the same time on Sunday. According to Steam (or at least its API, steamdb.info), began tracking in-game concurrent users in 2017. The service’s last big spike under this measure came on March 30, 2020 — as the COVID-19 pandemic was driving everyone indoors, of course — with 8.1 million, all playing something online at the same time.
As life returned to normal, Steam’s player count dropped sharply, but rebounded to a high of 9.2 million concurrent, in-game players over Valentine’s Day weekend in 2022. The PC Gaming Marketplace and Community noted 32 million concurrent online users — not necessarily in the same game — on Thursday as well. This is also a record.
What were the guys playing, it looks like the usual suspects – counter Strike Global Offensive, For starters, with nearly one million players logging in every day at peak times. large multiplayer ensembles such as Dota 2pubg: battlegrounds, call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, And top legends Contributed to the bottom line as well.
what does this mean? Steam’s user base continues to grow, as might be expected, possibly aided by the handheld Steam Deck, which is about to complete one year, Steam itself will turn 20 this September. If that makes you feel old, know that you are not alone.