Steam sets a new record as over 7 million gamers log in at once

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Assuming Steam’s user base is still around the 65 million mark, as Valve reported at the end of the October , over 10 percent of the gaming platform’s patrons were logged-in at the same time yesterday, setting a record in the process. More than seven million people were online simultaneously, which is roughly a million above the peak login record Steam hit around the same time last year . While that number might be fact, whether it holds any meaning is altogether harder to deduce. Is this indicative of a surge in PC gaming? Well, we’d need way more stats to make that kind of claim, as fluctuations in the user base of huge non-Steam titles like World of Warcraft , League of Legends and Starcraft 2 to name a few, surely play a part in that discussion. One could also hypothesize the record shows PCs holding firm following a few recent, rather high-profile console launches , but these Steam users may also have new black boxes in their living rooms. Not that we think there’s anything better than killing a lazy Sunday playing Dota 2 , but perhaps the number of concurrent logins were just a bunch of people who thought to check Steam for one last bargain . Who knows, maybe it was aliens? With Valve getting ready to flog its own hardware and OS , though, we know at least one person that’s seen seven million and hasn’t stopped rubbing his hands together since. Filed under: Gaming Comments Via: GamesIndustry , PCGamesN , NeoGAF forums Source: Steam stats

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Steam sets a new record as over 7 million gamers log in at once

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