Steam Reaches 8 million concurrent users
Valve's digital gaming platform Steam continues to grow. On June 29, at 11:44 a.m., a total of 8,020,860 people were logged into the service at the same time.
That's a record for concurrent usage, up from 7.6 million six months ago. The surge in popularity recently likely had something to do with Steam's ongoing Summer Sale, which sees hefty markdowns on great games.
Currently, Steam has 5.5 million concurrent users. While Valve is known to openly share user data for Steam, platform holders like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are less forthcoming about concurrent player levels. This makes it tricky to make a direct comparison between Steam and console online networks like Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, or Nintendo's online services.
The most popular game on Steam right now, based on the current player count, is free-to-play Dota 2 with 631,955 people playing the game at present.