Steam hit another high over the weekend, with over 26 million users logging into the PC gaming platform concurrently. That’s an all-time high for the service and supersedes last month’s record of over 25 million concurrent users.
Unfortunately, while the number of people logged into Steam over the weekend was the greatest it’s ever been, the number of concurrent in-game users did not exceed the previous record of over 8 million users, set in March 2020. It was the closest we’ve come in a while, though, with more than 7.3 million users playing a game at the same time.
Steam platform concurrent users have breached 26m for the first time today
Post 1st lockdown growth in Q1 2020, new records for PCCUs have been set in Jan and Feb 2021
Note: in-game CCUs have not matched the record set in March 2020 pic.twitter.com/xVhlwy780Y
— Piers Harding-Rolls (@PiersHR) February 7, 2021
Steam saw a massive spike in users when lockdowns first started going into effect around March of last year. The service saw peak concurrent usage grow by a mind-blowing 4.5 million users in that month, compared to the hundreds of thousands of users that player count grew by in the months before that. Since then, the service has seen increasingly higher usage over the last year, with almost every new month logging more gamers than the last.