Steam will usher in a strong start in 2022, creating another record of the highest concurrent users in history, while the number of users on the platform is close to 28 million.
The specific number is 27,942,036, recorded in Steam database, Scheduled for January 2, just over a month after the number of concurrent users on Steam broke through 27 million for the first time in late November 2021. More than 8.2 million of them are actively playing games, which is also a considerable leap from the figure in November, although it is not the proportion of total users: on April 4, 2020, out of the total number of 24.5 million concurrent users, 8.1 million People are active in the game at the same time.
Interestingly, Steam’s continued concurrent growth is based on the freshness and freshness of the game. Of the record top ten games, only two will be released in 2021:
- Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
- Dota 2 (year 2013)
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (2017)
- Apex Legend (2019 year)
- Grand Theft Auto 5 (2015)
- Team Fortress 2 (2007)
- Rust (year 2013)
- New world (2021)
- Ark: Survival Evolved (2017)
- Football Manager 2022 (2021)
Although I hardly missed the magical 28 million, I was not surprised to see it soon reached this goal. The number of Steam users has almost always been on an upward trajectory, but there was a sharp surge in March 2020, which was mainly caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then there have been peaks and troughs, but overall growth will only accelerate: Valve kicked off with a record of 25 million new concurrent users in 2021, and it exceeded 26.4 million in just over a month.