Steam Reigns Supreme In PC Gaming As It Breaks Its Own Concurrent Users Record Once Again

Published 01/10/2022, 11:47 AM EST


The popular online gaming store, Steam, is setting new heights in terms of concurrent users and breaking its own records. This popular online American store has seen a massive surge in its user base since 2020. And they’ve broken their own concurrent user’s record once again. It’s been more than a decade since the world got introduced to Steam for the very first time, way back in 2003.

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Even after all this time, its popularity is still on a rising graph, which is just amazing. Steam crossed a whopping 28 million concurrent users, which are just massive figures. It must be a moment of celebration for the entire company and all the people who worked hard to make this possible.

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On the 9th of January, 2022, a Twitter user popular among the gaming community by the name of “Daniel Ahmad” shared this joyful piece of news. They share all the latest news related to the video game industry. In this tweet, fans can see all the data related to the Platform’s user base right from Jan 2019.

In 2019, the peak for January was 17.6 million, which rose to 18.3 million in 2020, further rising to 25.4 million in 2021 and finally, the most recent 28.2 million in January 2022.

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According to Steam’s statistical report, the exact number is 28,230,661 users. Fans can go through this entire report get more insights into it. And many fans might be unfamiliar with the fact.

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Just a few days back, the American gaming company broke its own highest user base record by hitting a 27.9 million user base. Keeping in mind this pace, it looks like in a couple of days the platform will hit 28.5 million users.

Also, this enormous surge in users is mainly because of the global pandemic. Because of this pandemic, people are spending most of their time at home. Leaving them with only indoor modes of entertainment to enjoy, like video games. So that’s how the popular video game platform is witnessing a continuous surge of users over the past 2 years.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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