Steam hits a new record of 28 million concurrent players

Steam hits a new record of 28 million concurrent players

It’s worth noting that only 8.2 million people were actually playing games in the last 24 hours, or roughly 30% of total concurrent users. Valve recently shared the top-selling Steam games of 2021 and heavy-hitters like Apex Legends, PUBG, Valheim, and first-party titles DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike dominated the list. * Prices last scanned on 1/2/2022 at 2:56 pm CST – prices may not be accurate, click links above for the latest price. We may earn an affiliate commission.

PC gaming is bigger than ever, with Steam reaching a new high concurrent player record of 27.9 million on the second day of 2022. Steam starts 2022 with a new player record, demonstrating that PC gaming has never been more popular. Valve has already surpassed prior Steam player records two days into 2022. Valve’s booming online marketplace had 27,942,036 peak concurrent users logging in at once, according to new data from Steam DB. That’s around 557,000 more users than in November 2021, the previous high-water mark month.

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