Steam Sets New Record for Peak Concurrent Users at 8.4m

By Published January 02, 2015 at 12:00 am
Steam peaks at 8,466,441 concurrent users. Steam peaks at 8,466,441 concurrent users.

Valve's Steam PC gaming platform reportedly bested its own record for peak concurrent users on 1/1/15, logging in excess of 8.4 million simultaneous gamers on the platform.

Steam's statistics pinpointed the exact users simultaneously logged-in as 8,466,441 on January 1st, leading its previous record of 8 million users in June, 2014. The most popular titles leading 2015's charge were DOTA2, with 875k players, and CS:GO, with 360k players. Both titles are owned by Valve, ensuring a strong start to the year for the game publisher and developer.

In 2013, Steam landed 7 million simultaneous users, which outranked its 2012 record of 6 million simultaneous users. Strictly in terms of concurrent users, the platform is growing on average 15% per year and shows no signs of plateauing. That's impressive for software that already seems so prolific.

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

Last modified on January 02, 2015 at 12:00 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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