Steam keeps on breaking its own records for concurrent online users – the retail platform managed to break the 9 million barrier over the weekend for the very first time.
That's an impressive increase on the last time the record was broken, which happened at the very reasonable figure of 8.4 million concurrent users.
To be exact, 9,068,777 people were recorded using Valve's service at the same time. There's probably a couple of reasons for those high figures. First of all there was a big Ubisoft publisher's sale on, which doubtless encouraged plenty of people to open their wallets up for a bit of a splurge.
Secondly, ridiculous amounts of people are still playing DotA 2 and Counter-strike. The former netted a high of 898,000 users (stats thanks to VG247), while the latter, possibly bumped by the IEM finals that took place over the weekend, brought in a healthy 596,000 users.
So while Steam's customer support, by Valve's own admission, could be doing better, it doesn't seem to be affecting their numbers all that much.