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Steam sets new record with 7.2 million concurrent users

updated 07:11 pm EST, Sun December 1, 2013

Steam hits another record for most users at one time

Popular gaming service Steam logged a record number of concurrent users on Sunday, besting its previous high of 6.6 million users. Figures on the service's site indicate that Steam hit 7,190,578 concurrent users mid-morning Eastern Time on December 1. The figure is indicative of the service's growing popularity, and may bode well for the company's impending Steam Box gaming devices.

VG24/7 noted Sunday that the most popular game remained Dota 2. That title hit a peak of 542,906 concurrent users. Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was the second most popular title, but it was a distant second, as it peaked at 93,905 concurrent users.

Other popular titles include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Sid Meier's Civilization V, and Football Manager 2013.

The peak was likely helped along by the most recent Steam sale, which discounted a number of popular titles. The coming months may see increased interest in Steam, as Valve has rolled out Steam OS and a new innovative Steam Controller. Both new developments are aimed at expanding the platform's influence in the gaming segment, bridging the gap between traditional PC gaming and console gaming.

by MacNN Staff




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