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Steam hit a new all-time user count close to 28M to start 2022

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It seems there continues to be no stopping Steam's growth, with it only just recently hitting a brand new all-time high for concurrent users online.

The new high recorded by SteamDB on January 2 was 27,942,036 so it's getting real close to hitting another massive milestone. A number we expect to be beaten again later this year, especially with the Steam Deck beginning to roll out during February and continuing throughout the year. When the new high was hit, Steam saw 8,219,950 gamers actually playing something.

The top most played games on Steam doesn't really change much and certainly wasn't different during this time, with the usual suspects there including:

  • CS:GO
  • Dota 2
  • PUBG
  • Apex Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
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a0kami 4 Jan
So that'd mean (roughly) we were over 200k penguins online at the same time ? 😳

And please Respawn, let me play Apex, let me iiiiiiiiiiin 😭
Quoting: a0kamiSo that'd mean (roughly) we were over 200k penguins online at the same time ? 😳
I'd make it nearly 300k.
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