Steam hits a new record of over 18 million concurrent users
A 12 months in the past, Steam hit a new record concurrent consumer depend, and Valve have performed it once more in the beginning of 2018. A new all-time peak of 18,522,222 gamers occurred two days in the past, capping off a completely spectacular 2017 for the platform. The record set final January was 14,147,000, so thousands and thousands extra have hopped aboard the Steam prepare for a rise of practically 31%. In-game users reached a record of 7,188,164 on the identical day.
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Concurrent peaks had been steadily rising for the reason that center of 2017, owing no small debt to the success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, notably in China. SteamDB’s charts present explicit progress for Steam for the reason that late summer season months, which principally coincides with the purpose at which PUBG went from “hit” to “certified phenomenon.”
PUBG’s present peak record is three,138,533, which simply so occurred to additionally happen on January 6. Other high video games contributing to the height embody outdated standbys like Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Grand Theft Auto V, in addition to outdated titles that’ve gotten new lives like Rainbow Six Siege and Warframe. And, of course, the hundreds upon hundreds of different video games on Steam.
Even if the size of the rise is essentially pushed by a single title, it’s nonetheless a formidable 12 months for Valve, and nice information for the continued reputation and assist of PC gaming.