According to data provided by the data website Steam, the number of Steam visitors during the day exceeded 30 million.
This number sets a new record high for Valve’s platform. Among them, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA2 and PUBG occupy the top three positions respectively. Steam announced the new weekly hardware and software sales list (October 17 – October 23), Steam Deck took the top spot for the 21st consecutive time, Call of Duty Modern Warfare II 2022 version is on the list, Persona 5 Royal Edition came in third.
It’s an all-time record for Valve’s platform, which has seen a spike in user numbers since the pandemic began. Valve’s Steam platform has been around since 2003 and for most of that time has seen steady growth. Growth has been stronger since Valve bought the Half-Life game.
In 2015, Steam set a record for the number of users and the number of people logged into the service at 10 million people. That’s 12 years after the service launched. In 2017, it was reported that Steam had set a new record, this time at 14 million two years after reaching 10 million visitors.
In March 2020, that record spiked to 20 million, which is a pivotal moment in this timeline; For most countries, this is when the pandemic really kicks in, the lockdowns kick in, and more people start spending more time online (and realize you can play a lot of video games). very good death on Steam, often for a very low price).
Out of 28 million users at the start of this year, that’s more than the entire population of countries like Australia and Taiwan, which now number 30 million. Note that this is not the number of people playing at the same time, but just the number of people logged into the platform. If you want to know the actual number of users in a game at the time, SteamDB figures put the highest at around 8.5 million, which is still a huge number and a huge leap (in billions of dollars). rate) even before that in 2022, when the peak of active players stood at “between 7-8 million”.