Video games are stronger than ever, Steam demonstrates it once again by breaking two important records.
From month to month, and from year to year, we are witnessing the rise in popularity of video games around the world. If since the confinements the world of gaming has become widely democratized, some platforms have benefited from it more than others. On PC, Steam still reigns supreme and breaks its attendance records, like this weekend which took place under the sign of the exploit.
According to SteamDB, which compiles all the statistics about the Valve platform, the number of users on Steam has reached the impressive number of 33,078,963 connections. The previous record set was 31,379,760 just after Thanksgiving celebrations in early December. But that’s not all, since among all these connected users, it turns out that more than 10 million were active at the same time.
This is how a second record is broken, with 10,284,568 active users, Steam was particularly popular this weekend, and we wonder why. At the head of the most requested games, we find great classics such as CS:GO, Apex Legends, Lost Ark or Dota 2, but also a great novelty that is making a lot of noise. It is Goose Goose Ducka clone ofAmong Us which gained popularity following a video by a K-pop star.
A rising star
These impressive figures say a lot about the video game industry, but also about Valve’s more than profitable strategy for Steam. If we look at the site’s traffic since its inception, we can clearly see that the curve of users continues to climb, and the trend does not seem to be reversing.
Especially since the release of the Steam Deck, which is attracting more and more players over the months, mainly those who no longer had time to play on a fixed device or who prefer transportable machines for the sake of comfort and practicality. If you too have fallen for the little gem, here are the 5 titles that we advise you to download first on the platform.