• Steam hits 6 million concurrent users


    PC gamers set a new Steam record this weekend. According to the official statistics page for Valve's online service, there were more than 6 million members concurrently logged in to the service this weekend, representing an all-time high.

    The exact peak simultaneous user figure of 6,046,314 was logged around noon on November 25. It is one million stronger than the 5 million recorded in January and 4 million logged in September 2011.

    Launched in 2003, Steam is Valve's digital distribution hub, and it currently boasts 40 million users. Presently, there are over 1,800 titles from various publishers available for purchase and play through the online distributor.

    The next advancement for Steam is its Big Picture mode. Currently in beta, the service allows users to browse, purchase, and play all Steam games through TV sets they already own.
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Mohiuddin's Avatar
      Mohiuddin -
      Wow. How they maintain this load??
    1. CvP's Avatar
      CvP -
      they quickly went to 6M from 5M. 100k+ from Dota2 alone
    1. anik_lc's Avatar
      anik_lc -
      Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
      they quickly went to 6M from 5M. 100k+ from Dota2 alone
      How many account you got there for DOTA 2?
    1. Raihan081's Avatar
      Raihan081 -
      just few days before aleinware alone gave 20k beta key. n the game is been there for months so I guess dota 2 gave a good boost eh?
    1. CvP's Avatar
      CvP -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raihan081 View Post
      just few days before aleinware alone gave 20k beta key. n the game is been there for months so I guess dota 2 gave a good boost eh?
      More that 20 million people play dota...The boost has just started
    1. aayman's Avatar
      aayman -
      It just says they were logged into Steam. Nothing about games really. People probably just turned on their PCs after coming back from their Thanksgiving break.
    1. CvP's Avatar
      CvP -
      Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
      It just says they were logged into Steam. Nothing about games really. People probably just turned on their PCs after coming back from their Thanksgiving break.
      Well, concurrently dota2 playing number is growing. It was ~50k a while back. Now it tops at 160k.
    1. Trave160's Avatar
      Trave160 -
      Heard also cause of them PC sells are doing way better than consoles.
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