Go PC Gaming! Steam Tops 7.1 Million Concurrent Users

You might think that, with the arrival of two new consoles, Steam might have taken a bit of a hit this past weekend. Not so much.

The good folks at NeoGaf checked in on the Steam stats over the long, turkey-stuffed weekend and found that more than 7.1 million PC gamers (peaking at over 7,190,377) were concurrently using Valve’s gaming portal. Guess the Steam Autumn Sale (which still has four hours left of price slashing as of this posting) had a few good deals.

The 7.1 million figure is impressive all by its lonesome, but then there’s this: during the same holiday weekend last year, Steam reported a record 6 million concurrent users. So Steam not only didn’t take a hit with new consoles from Sony and Microsoft out in the wild, it’s more popular than ever. Oh, and the most played games were Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and Team Fortress 2. I’d say Gabe Newell and crew are feeling pretty good about themselves right now.

That’s great news for PC gaming as a whole and especially good for Valve as it gears up to take over the living room in 2014.

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2 Comments on Go PC Gaming! Steam Tops 7.1 Million Concurrent Users

rickshaw

On December 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Nice stats but when your held to an monopoly you do not have or are given any other choices, your unable to not be apart of Steam to play games held by them. you got to suffer it!
As a PC gamer I think Steam needs to stop monopolizing our game installations and allow us to go back being independent, able to freely choose whether we want to be held prisoner to such a silly tool and rules. Give us our freedom back! Stop holding us captive! Being held in steam is just as bad as being held in Guantanamo bay in a PC way

JohnDeer

On December 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

@rick shaw AS a pc gamers u should stop crying about steam, if they had not done it, Origin would have, u think its better ? i don t have a clue why the ppl are crying about steam these days. made my life way more easy i don t have to own billions of useless boxes anymore