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Steam breaks concurrent record with over 7 million users
Posted: 02.12.2013 11:21 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
In late November last year Steam had managed to attract over 6 million concurrent users, but last month that record was topped by an additional million. Its peak had surpassed 7.1 million - those sales sure help.

'All your clicks are belong to us'. Perhaps the new slogan for Steam? With the imminent rise of SteamOS and the Steam Machines the future is PC, which is odd because it's dead.

PC gaming is dead, dead, dead. Many have told us this. No one in their right mind therefore would go investing in anything PC related. I guess that's 7 million zombies.

Back in 2011 the concurrent record hit 5 million with over 40 million registered accounts, which then grew to 50 million and today hovers around 65 million. Over 10% of the Steam user base has been logged in at the same time, which is no small feat given how global Steam has gone.

Keep on clicking, PC gamer.
Source: PCGamesN
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Comments

By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Dec 02, 2013
danfreeman
I would like to see a wall of shame where everyone who said PC is dead has their names put there so that the whole world can see without a hint of a doubt that they`re idiots.
By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Member) on Dec 02, 2013
LukeDion1987
Great news, now to see 10 million users in 2015 :-)
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Dec 02, 2013
nocutius
It's getting scary how big Steam is getting, I wonder how long before we start crying for someone else to take *them* out.
By engineer123 (I just got here) on Dec 02, 2013
engineer123
"...but last month that record was topped by an additional million. Its peak had surpassed 7.1 million - those sales sure help."

correction necessary, 7.1 Million was not on 30th November but yesterday on 1st december.

on the topic itself:
A lot of people don't realize what "wave" will come in with the Beta Prototypes and especially the CES at beginning of january.
It will be a big, a huge wave. Staff of Microsoft and Sony will be shocked in a huge kind of way. They will be taken into crossfire from a bunch of big Players like Nvidia, LG, ASUS, ACER, Toshiba and so on with their Steam-Machines. The hit into the living-room gaming market will be huge. With the interesting thing, that most of MS and Sony staff think at the moment that Valve is aiming for a itty-bitty tiny niche. Those folks will drop their jaws when seeing thousands of video, reports, comments, blog entries about Steam-Machines with Valve investing practically "zero" in additional marketing.
Remember this information for 2014, the biggest contender won't be Sony or Microsoft themselves, both will have to pay a market share to Valve. It won't be 50%, but they will have to bleed for about 20 to 30% of originally traditional console buyers.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Dec 02, 2013
SirRoderick
Remeber hitting 5 million in January?

Yeah the fact that digital sales still aren't included in so many metrics is plainly moronic. HEll I never buy anything physical these days anymore, I mean I like the IDEA of a boxed game but quite frankly I'm not going to drive half an hour to and half an hour back to the nearest decent retailer with a good selection jut to get a game if I can just click on the buy button and enter my PIN/password...