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Steam Sets New Record with 8.4 Million Concurrent Users on January 1 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 January 2015 / 8,063 Views

Steam hit a new record last week reaching eight million concurrent users online at the same time for the time in the digital distribution service's history. Now only a few days later a new record was reached with 8,466,190 concurrent users online, according to VG247.

The most popular games for the day include DOTA 2, Counter Strike: GO, Team Fortress 2, Football Manager 15, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The Steam Holiday Sale ends today at 1PM Eastern / 10AM Pacific.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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atoker (on 02 January 2015)

This is what happens when Microsoft and Sony can't get their servers up in time(I'm looking art you, (Sony).

If PSN wasn't down i wouldn't have purchased Tomb Raider, but now I'll be buying more games from Steam rather than retail/psn.

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Ninsect atoker (on 02 January 2015)

I don't think their downtime affected Steam numbers much, as there was no big spike in numbers and records were broken after PSN and XBL were fixed.

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Chazore (on 04 January 2015)

And they said PC gaming was dead, it's better than ever now.

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