Steam Sets Another Record with Over 24.5 Million Concurrent Users - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 06 April 2020 / 1,528 Views
Just last week Valve's Windows PC digital store, Steam, set a new record with 23,571,959 concurrent players. That new record has already been broken as over the weekend Steam reached a peak of 24,535,923 concurrent players, according to SteamDB.
Over the course of March there was a gain of 4.5 million concurrent players compared to the previous month. Steam has seen a consistent increase in players going back to September 2019.
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic people have been told to remain inside and a lot of people have found gaming as a way to escape, so record number of people playing games is not a big surprise.
The release of the remake of Resident Evil 3 on Friday must have helped with the overall numbers as it reached a peak of 60,293 players over the weekend.
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