Steam has kicked off 2022 by breaking its old concurrent users record. More than 28 million users were online on Sunday, January 9.
Steam's new concurrent users record comes mere months after November's, when it broke past the 27 million mark.
As shown on website Steam Database, as many as 28,230,853 users were online yesterday on Valve's storefront, close to 8 million being in-game at the time the record was set.
A mainstay of PC gaming, Steam's dominance over the platform continues even as challengers like the Epic Games Store step in with their own set of sales and free game offerings.
Senior Analyst Daniel Ahmad also points out that the storefront has seen steady growth since 2019, especially after the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic, which saw people shift to working from home and finding refuge from restrictions in hobbies like video games.
This growth will likely continue into 2022 and it will be interesting to see both how the Steam Deck will impact numbers and if the Epic Games Store will step up its game this year.
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