Steam hits 5 million concurrent users

Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam hits a new milestone, as the peak users reached 5 million on January 2. This must be good news to Valve as they managed to add 1 million to their Steam userbase in just 4 months.

Of course, you can say it was due to the holidays, but it is still a great achievement nonetheless.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the most popular game on Steam, followed by Team Fortress 2.

Steam is single-handedly carrying the PC market on its shoulders as there seems to be a significant interest in the platform. It remains to be seen if it becomes the de facto service on the PC in a few years.

You must be wondering how it fares compared to XBL and PSN. Well, considering there were 4 million concurrent users just for Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live, it will be a while till Steam catches up to it. If you add all the top 30 games on Steam right now, it totals to about 800k.

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