Steam continues to grow as a digital gaming platform.
Steam, the dominant digital platform for PC and arguably for gaming in general, broke a new record yesterday for concurrent player usage. At 11:44 AM, the service had 8,020,700 players logged in at the same time (which has been recorded on the official Steam stats page). In comparison, the last record for highest number of concurrent players was 7.6 million.
According to the page, the game with the highest number of concurrent players is Valve’s Dota 2, which has a concurrent number of 631,955 players at this time and a peak of 775,279 players for today thus far. It’s easily the most popular game on Steam, especially compared to the second most popular game Counter-Strike which hasn’t even broken 200K concurrent players for today.
Steam has thus far accrued more than 75 million users for its service, which is not bad considering it’s primarily a PC gaming platform. Valve is currently working on bringing Steam to one’s living room via SteamOS and Steam Machines.