Valve has once again hit an all-new concurrent user peak record - this time, topping 28 million users.
It's the latest in a long-line of record-breaking stats for Valve, which first saw the number of concurrent users climb at the start of the pandemic in 2020. The all-time peak now sits at 28,230,853 concurrent players.
"Concurrent users saw strong growth during 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19, but it's clear that growth also continued to persist in 2021," explains industry analyst, Daniel Ahmad, before pointing out that it's the post-Christmas period that seemingly proves particularly popular for Steam.
"Peaks reached each Jan: Jan 2019 17.6m, Jan 2020 18.3m, Jan 2021 25.4m, and Jan 2022 28.2m."
Steam hit 28 million concurrent users today.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 9, 2022
Concurrent users saw strong growth during 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19, but it's clear that growth also continued to persist in 2021.
Peaks reached each Jan:
Jan 2019: 17.6m
Jan 2020: 18.3m
Jan 2021: 25.4m
Jan 2022: 28.2m https://t.co/iBRLqLGqAw
As for the games that are keeping us busy on PC? Right now CS:GO, Dota 2, PUBG: Battlegrounds, and Apex Legends are our most-played games according to Steam DB.