For the first time ever, Steam reached a record 10 million in-game players at once

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — Steam had 10 million Steam users playing video games on the platform — all at the same time on January 7. The platform has officially reached that huge milestone for the first time.

According to Steamdb.info, the 10 million concurrent in-game players weren’t even just logged on and browsing the platform. They were actually in-game. The same graph showed that 32 million online users were logged in at the same time, on January 7, 2.30pm UTC (10.30pm Malaysia time).

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Steam reportedly began keeping track of in-game concurrent users in 2017. Previously, one of the platform’s sudden user spike was 8.1 million concurrent players on March 30, 2020 — during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As for what games were most popular during the recent spike, the most played game was Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which reliably has about a million players logged in at peak times each day. Other games include Dota 2, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Apex Legends.

Previously, Steam also released its own “Spotify Wrapped” but for its gaming platform. It tells you how long you’ve spent gaming all year, along with other game-related data. — SoyaCincau