The online distribution behemoth, Steam, lurches towards 10 million concurrent users as it passes a milestone of sorts.
On Sunday, May 10th — Mother’s Day in the U.S. — the total number of people logged on to steam at the same time was over 9.5 million. That is almost the population of Sweden, to put things in perspective. This number is up from the 9.06 million that were simultaneously logged in on March 15th of this year. An impressive 500,000 user leap in less than a month.
The games that people are playing are mostly predictable. The top two spots are taken by Valve’s Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with 901,975 and 548,808 peak users respectively. Unsurprisingly, Grand Theft Auto V is accruing a lot of players as well. The Witcher 2 has a respectable amount of people playing it. One can assume that many users are playing it before the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The number of Steam users has steadily risen year over year from its inception, and shows no sign of slowing. Valve is very open with their data, and you can check it out any time you like here.
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