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Steam Breaks 7 Million Concurrent Users, One Million More Than This Time Last Year

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According to Steam's stats page the peak for today was 7,190,525 at once. Last year, on November 26, 2012, the concurrent peak hit 6 million at once. That's a growth of 1 million constant users over one year (plus a few days). This comes just one month after Steam reached the milestone of 65 million registered users, rising over Xbox Live for the first time. (Source: IGN)

 

I couldn't find any solid, recent numbers on the concurrent peaks of PSN and Xbox Live. If anyone has sources for those I'll add them to this post.

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It's also important to note that Steam accounts are free, all it requires is a PC and Steam running to be counted as part of the concurrent users (not that that should detract from the fact that it's still 7 million users).

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It's also important to note that Steam accounts are free, all it requires is a PC and Steam running to be counted as part of the concurrent users (not that that should detract from the fact that it's still 7 million users).

 

 

I agree,  though consoles still can be used to watch netflix and other "non-gaming" services.  Still amazing to watch tournaments through steam or even through the games themselves like Dota 2 and CS:GO.  

 

A growing database for sure, that will be fun to pick apart for silly metrics.  

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