Steam Hit 6 Million Concurrent Users Over The Weekend
While too many people in the real world probably disregarded our first tip for surviving Black Friday – don’t ruin the thanksgivings of overworked retail staff by going out to shop on the actual holiday – it looks like gamers by and large did the right thing and stayed in this thanksgiving. They even went one better, pretty much doing nothing but stay in, if Steam’s user numbers are any indication.
Valve has published the stats for the holiday weekend, and they’re huge. The whole weekend saw big numbers, but yesterday around 11 AM Pacific, more than 6 million people were logged on at the same time. That’s no doubt due to Steam’s amazing Thanksgiving weekend discounts, but still a huge milestone. I still believe the all-digital future is at best a mirage, but this is definitely proof that people like online gaming, and that they like doing it on PC.
FWIW, I was on all weekend thanks to a close friend of mine gifting me several games. What about you? Let us know how you spent the weekend in comments.