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Steam broke its own record for online users once again, hitting 29 million

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Over the weekend it seems that Steam once again managed to break some records. Where do all these new people keep coming from? Only two weeks or so ago Steam just hit 28 million online, now it's already blasted through 29 million to hit a new high of 29,201,174.

At that time there we 8,505,375 people actually in-game too, which is a nice bump over when the previous record hit so it's clearly not just people idling away.

What was popular this time with players? Mostly the usual suspects, with one newcomer being Yu-Gi-Oh:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • PUBG: Battlegrounds
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
  • Apex Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V

What do we think, an easy 30 million+ online by the end of 2022? Absolutely, considering the way it's been repeatedly smashing through it wouldn't be a surprise to see it hit 35 million by end of year. When you take the Steam Deck into account, there's going to be more people playing on the go too keeping the numbers up perhaps even more.

It's safe to say that competition elsewhere certainly hasn't eaten much into Steam's user-base.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Misc, Steam, Valve
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4 comments

dpanter Jan 24, 2022
December 2021 saw the Linux user share at 1.11%. (GOL Steam Tracker

So kwik mafs suggests 324,133 penguins
gradyvuckovic Jan 24, 2022
Great news to hear. With Steam being the most Linux-friendly gaming platform there is, seeing it also doing extremely well is very good news for us.

Quoting: dpanterDecember 2021 saw the Linux user share at 1.11%. (GOL Steam Tracker

So kwik mafs suggests 324,133 penguins

1/3 of a million Linux gamers online at one time! Woot!
Beamboom Jan 24, 2022
Quoting: gradyvuckovicGreat news to hear. With Steam being the most Linux-friendly gaming platform there is, seeing it also doing extremely well is very good news for us.

Yup.
Same with VR: The one hardware platform that does support us, is also luckily the technically best platform. So of all the platforms that COULD have supported us, we should be very happy that Valve is the one that does.
ShabbyX Jan 24, 2022
This must be the first article that doesn't include an intro and link to Steam Deck. Liam thinks we finally know what it is by now :D
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