Steam breaks world record with over 28 million concurrent users
Dimapur, Jan. 10 (EMN): Steam just smashed the world record for most concurrent players on Sunday with 28,230,853 simultaneous users using the platform on a single day.
The gaming platform had earlier set a world record of 27,942,036 concurrent users just last week. Saturday’s milestone has now been officially recognised as the new all-time high, which is an increase of 2.8 million concurrent users compared to January 2021.
The news was confirmed by popular Steam data tracking platform SteamDB. On its Twitter page, SteamDB wrote, “Up to 28 million Steam CCU,” along with a graph showing a week-long data of concurrent users.
“Concurrent users saw strong growth during 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19, but it’s clear that growth also continued to persist in 2021,” said industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad, on Twitter.
According to data from SteamDB, a huge bulk of players were playing CS:GO, Dota 2, PUBG, Apex and Grand Theft Auto 5 along with new games like MIR4 and Naraka: Bladepoint.
Steam hit 28 million concurrent users today.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 9, 2022
Concurrent users saw strong growth during 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19, but it's clear that growth also continued to persist in 2021.
Peaks reached each Jan:
Jan 2019: 17.6m
Jan 2020: 18.3m
Jan 2021: 25.4m
Jan 2022: 28.2m https://t.co/iBRLqLGqAw
Here are the top 10 Steam games with highest concurrent users on January 9:
- Counter Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- PUBG: Battlegrounds
- Apex Legends
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Naraka: Bladepoint
- Team Fortress 2
- Wallpaper Engine