Valve has once again broken its own record for the largest number of concurrent players connected to Steam – 26.4 million users. In 2020, the platform has set records more than once, because due to quarantine, an unprecedented number of players were simultaneously online. And growth, as you can see, continues.
Until today, the maximum number of concurrent players on Steam was 25.4 million – the result was recorded in early January 2021. Now, according to SteamDB, Valve’s PC platform has peaked with 26,401,443 concurrent users on February 7. According to official statistics, this figure on February 7 was 26,401,586 people.
Last month, Steam was used by 120 million people a month – given the continued restrictions on attendance at workplaces and social events, it is not surprising that many are sitting at home more actively playing games.
“While on Steam already saw significant growth in 2020, even before the COVID quarantine-19, the time spent in games increased dramatically when people began to stay at home. The number of customers buying and playing games has also increased. Hopefully it brought some joy, which partly balanced the madness of 2020, ” – noted in Valve.
Steam continues shattering its concurrent users records, right now at 26.3 million users! 🚀
Previous record was 25.4mil on January 2nd. https://t.co/D6WDHbz0B4 pic.twitter.com/DSLzDfECPE
– Steam Database (@SteamDB) February 7, 2021
Putting the boom in Steam popularity in context, it can be noted that 120 million monthly active users is more than Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. In an interview with CNN in September 2020, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that Xbox Live serves over 100 million people monthly, and in July 2020, Sony announced that the PlayStation Network has 103 million monthly active users.
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