Make it 7.6 Million: Steam Breaks Concurrent Users Record

Santa may have delivered new PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones to gamers all over the world this holiday season, but those new consoles haven’t put a dent in Steam’s magic beanstalk-like growth.

Make it 7.6 million. That was the new Steam concurrent users record set over the weekend, a sizable increase from the 7.1 million record Valve just celebrated over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The new record featured the usual suspects at the top of the most-played board (Dota 2, Team Fortress 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive), with one new addition:  Left 4 Dead 2. Valve gave away for the co-op zombie shooter for the low, low price of $0.00 on Christmas day, and a whole lotta PC gamers were happy to unwrap Gaben’s gift. LFD2 was second to only Dota 2 among top games by player count.

Go back two years, and we were toasting Valve’s 5 million concurrent user record on Steam. Last year it was 6 million. You see where I’m going with this: Steam can’t be stopped. In fact, we just might see its numbers surge to new heights in 2014 when the living-room-centric Steam Machines hit the street.

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7 Comments on Make it 7.6 Million: Steam Breaks Concurrent Users Record

Foehunter82

On December 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

Fascinating. Valve managed to pull off 7.6 million concurrent users. Meanwhile, all the other major game companies on the planet want to whine about how they didn’t expect the massive influx of users on their newest game releases (all year long).

lol

On December 30, 2013 at 10:30 am

Yeah except the average Steam user has 3 or 4 accounts lol.

Heru

On December 30, 2013 at 11:32 am

@lol i know many pc gamers like myself, ad not one of us has multiple Steam accounts. We have a hard enough time keeping track of all the games we have on a single account… lol

rickshaw

On December 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

This is only because its running a PC game Monopoly!.
Hopefully if it F’siss’ off with its new copied from an open source system console thingy, it hops off and leaves us PC players to launch our games without being held to them!!
Then we’ll see if there player base si so big. but for now we got suffer a USER called STEAM sucking the arse out of the PC for its own Monetary gains just to get itself into its own console!!
Good riddons to a PARASITE..I say!

Foehunter82

On December 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

@rickshaw: I think you bring up a good point. It’ll really piss me off if Valve has been stalling for time all these years so that they can release their “Steambox” and cut PC gamers out of a Half-Life 3 release. I’m starting to get the suion that Valve is trying to go the Steambox-exclusive route.

Evernessince

On December 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

@foehunter82

It’s kinda hard to make exclusives for a free, open source operating system..

@Heru
You must be new around here but don’t feed lol, he’s a known troll.

Mark

On December 31, 2013 at 5:48 am

@rickshaw and Foxhunter

It helps if you engage your brain before commenting