Steam Sets New Record with 18.8 Million Concurrent Users

Steam Sets New Record with 18.8 Million Concurrent Users - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 March 2020 / 2,236 Views

Valve's Windows PC digital store, Steam, has set a new record with 18,801,944 concurrent players, which was set over the weekend, according to SteamDB.

The new record is up from the previous record of 18.5 million players. However, the total number of people playing games were 1.2 million lower with the new record.

Valve's next game, Half-Life: Alyx, will launch for Windows PC via Steam in March 2020.


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. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

RaptorChrist (on 03 February 2020)

Cool, I guess. Steam can run in the background without much trouble, so I imagine that record will likely be broken again and again over time, as PC computing is only getting better, and more users are reluctant to close out of the app when they aren't playing. Plus background downloading of game updates makes it a no-brainer for people that play games that are frequently updated. But still pretty cool. I have Steam and EGS running on my PC at all times.


KingofTrolls (on 03 February 2020)

You are killing the hype brother.


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RaptorChrist (on 03 February 2020)

I'm the worst :(


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KingofTrolls (on 03 February 2020)

Almost 19 people using Steam right now. Amazing.


JRPGfan (on 03 February 2020)

That last 19th guy, was only 0.8 of a person :)
Seriously title should make it clear that its talking about millions of users, its not enough to just write 18.8.


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JRPGfan (on 03 February 2020)

And your ironic post, KingsofTrolls got the job done. It now mentions millions.


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Zkuq (on 03 February 2020)

Chinese people enjoying their holiday home due to the coronavirus?


scottslater (on 03 February 2020)

And this just shows that Sony is digging it's own graves with less focus on exclusive titles and a bigger focus on 3rd party games.


Azzanation (on 03 February 2020)

Both Sony and Xbox want a piece of this audience and you wont get it by staying in the console market.


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scottslater (on 03 February 2020)

And this just shows that Sony is digging it's own graves with less focus on exclusive titles and a bigger focus on 3rd party games.