Here's an interesting statistic that proves PC gaming is indeed alive and very much well - according to Randy Pitchford, CEO at Gearbox, there's twice as many gamers playing Borderlands 3 on PC at launch than was the case for it's predecessor, Borderlands 2.
Speaking on Twitter, Pitchford confirmed that the peak player count on launch day was roughly double that of the all-time peak of concurrent players ever seen on Borderlands 2 on PC.
Fun Fact: On PC, the data is that the launch day peak concurrent players of Borderlands 3 is about *twice-as-high* as the all time peak concurrent players of Borderlands 2. WOW! You guys are great!— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) September 13, 2019
It's really difficult to verify that right now, of course, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility. The peak of Borderlands 2 concurrent usage according to SteamDB was around 124,000, which doubled would mean there was roughly 248,000 PC gamers playing Borderlands 3 concurrently on it's launch day.
Pitchford went on to say the numbers were the "Best in Gearbox history" and that they will possibly be looking to try a SHiFT code test with the Golden Key system sometime soon.