Steam Hits 5 Million Simultaneous Users on January 2nd

Posted Thu Jan 5, 2012 at 07:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

That's the highest concurrent user count ever on Steam, up from 4 million in September.

On January 2nd, Steam recorded a record number of concurrent users with a total of just over 5 million. It's a new record for the service, but even more importantly it's a very quick escalation from the previous high of 4 million that happened back in September.

Though people often declare the death of PC gaming, these numbers show a significant incline recently. They're only focused on the Steam service of course, but it's definitely an indicator of growth.

It also goes to show that some folks really don't have a lot to do on their day off. Hey, we're not judging. We had January 2nd off here too and at least a few of us contributed to those numbers.

Source: GameSpot

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Tags: Industry Trends, PC, Steam (all tags)