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There it is - Steam breaks 28 million users online

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Well, that didn't take long now did it? After hitting a new high on January 2 that was very close to the big milestone, just today Steam officially passed 28 million users online.

The fun thing is while preparing this article, the record got smashed repeatedly again. It went from 28,091,667 to 28,122,386 and then 28,155,279 in the blink of an eye. This new all-time peak is with 7,908,863 people actually playing a game, which you can see confirmed on SteamDB.

Here's what was in the top most played at the time:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS
  • Apex Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • NARAKA: BLADEPOINT
  • Rust
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Football Manager 2022
  • Team Fortress 2

Just how many of those millions will buy a Steam Deck though? It's going to be fun to find out.

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Tags: Meta, Steam, Valve
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Just think of all that money rolling in..
Beamboom 9 Jan
Quoting: BlackBloodRumJust think of all that money rolling in..
To be honest the first thing I think of is the extreme infrastructure required to handle such masses properly. That ain't cheap, I tell ya.
Quoting: BlackBloodRumJust think of all that money rolling in..
That's a beautifully appropriate thing for your handle + avatar to say, but shouldn't you have started it with "Arrr, me hearties"?
Team Fortress 2 in the top 10? Surprising given the abandonment memes. Bots?
einherjar 9 Jan
QuoteJust how many of those millions will buy a Steam Deck though? It's going to be fun to find out.

And how much of them will install Windows on it, because of not running games in light of your EAC article?

Hopefully not to much, as the Deck may not be that great for competitive games.
Another interesting question is, how many people not currently on Steam will be buying a Steam Deck?

(Yeah, I know you need an account to pre-order it at the moment, but that might not always be the case whenever Valve is finally able to get on top of supply issues. And people could always get an account in the future after it's released and they've seen reviews/demonstrations from a friend/etc.)
Mohandevir 10 Jan
Quoting: PhiladelphusAnother interesting question is, how many people not currently on Steam will be buying a Steam Deck?

(Yeah, I know you need an account to pre-order it at the moment, but that might not always be the case whenever Valve is finally able to get on top of supply issues. And people could always get an account in the future after it's released and they've seen reviews/demonstrations from a friend/etc.)

Is there such a thing as a gamer that doesn't have a Steam account nowadays?!
furaxhornyx 10 Jan
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Quoting: Mohandevir
Quoting: PhiladelphusAnother interesting question is, how many people not currently on Steam will be buying a Steam Deck?

(Yeah, I know you need an account to pre-order it at the moment, but that might not always be the case whenever Valve is finally able to get on top of supply issues. And people could always get an account in the future after it's released and they've seen reviews/demonstrations from a friend/etc.)

Is there such a thing as a gamer that doesn't have a Steam account nowadays?!

Console gamers ?
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: BlackBloodRumJust think of all that money rolling in..
That's a beautifully appropriate thing for your handle + avatar to say, but shouldn't you have started it with "Arrr, me hearties"?
I do when I've had enough rum

🤣
Kimyrielle 10 Jan
Quoting: furaxhornyx
Quoting: Mohandevir
Quoting: PhiladelphusAnother interesting question is, how many people not currently on Steam will be buying a Steam Deck?

(Yeah, I know you need an account to pre-order it at the moment, but that might not always be the case whenever Valve is finally able to get on top of supply issues. And people could always get an account in the future after it's released and they've seen reviews/demonstrations from a friend/etc.)

Is there such a thing as a gamer that doesn't have a Steam account nowadays?!

Console gamers ?

Mobile gamers. Who apparently make up the majority these days, as hard to believe as it is.
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