Steam Reaches 14 Million Concurrent Users For First Time In Its History

Posted by Megalith 3:15 PM (CST)

Saturday January 07, 2017

Another day, another Steam record. Just a couple of hours ago, the service peaked at 14 million users. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 were especially popular, with the latter reaching nearly a million players.

Valve’s digital distribution platform reached a new peak of just over 14.2 million simultaneous users. It’s the latest milestone in the platform’s 13 year history and comes shortly after its most recent winter sale concluded earlier this week. Perhaps not unexpectedly, many of the same games that led Steam in revenue for 2016 were also charting near the top for concurrent users when the service surpassed 14 million. Grand Theft Auto V, Civilization V, and Football Manager 2017 each hitting between 50,000 and 100,000 users a piece.