Steam hits new heights with over 36 million concurrent users

Over 36 million gamers were logged onto Steam last night

Steam’s userbase is growing at a rapid pace, with last week’s concurrent player record of 35 million already being smashed with a new peak of over 36 million. The Steam userbase is growing, and that is a great thing for the overall PC market. To be precise, Steam’s new concurrent user record is 36,326,646 PC gamers.

Recent successes like Helldivers 2 and Palworld have helped to grow Steam’s user numbers. That said, those games alone are not responsible for all of Valve’s growth. Other recent releases like Last Epoch have played a role, and ongoing successes like Baldur’s Gate III, and Elden Ring have kept gamers engaged. Counter Strike 2 remains as Valve’s most played PC game, followed by DOTA 2. PUBG, Apex Legends, and Naraka: Bladepoint have also remained incredibly popular.

The Start of Valve’s Steam Spring sale has also helped to push up Steam’s concurrent player numbers. During this game many of the latest PC games are available with discounted prices, including Palworld and Baldur’s Gate 3.

In February 2021, Steam’s peak concurrent user count was just over 26 million. Now, three years later, Valve has grown their concurrent user numbers to over 36 million. That’s over 38% growth in 3 years. Not bad for what was already PC’s most popular gaming platform.

The success of Steam is a clear sign that the PC gaming market is growing. That’s great news for the PC hardware market, peripherals market, and all companies that are supported by PC gamers. Even so, the growing PC gaming market can only do so much to counter the impacts of the world’s poor economic conditions.

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Mark Campbell

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