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It is hardly been a couple of days into the new year 2021 and Steam has smashed all previous records of concurrent players.

Concurrent Users

The mighty figure of 25M concurrent players is now a part of history as Steam has surpassed this figure as the new year kick starts. The exact figure of concurrent users reported by SteamDB on 2nd January 2021 was 25,415,080. This means that more people than ever are playing PC games on Steam.

Thanks to the free games like CS: GO, DOTA 2, and PUBG which saw one million-plus, 700k, and 400k players respectively. Single-player games also played their parts like Cyberpunk 2077 and Stardew Valley, both these games contributed to the top 10 along with ever-favorite GTA V and Rust.

Player Record

Though the concurrent player record was broken the in-game player’s number didn’t manage to crack the record set in the March of 2020. There were almost 8.1 million in-game players in March while January managed 7.4 million player in-game.

New Records

By the looks of it, the company’s record-shattering frenzy isn’t going to end anytime soon and 2021 will witness more new records. It seems that it isn’t farther when the streaming company will break the record of concurrent and in-game players with something like 50 million and 10 million respectively.

With the new strand of COVID 19, 2021 will be a year where people will stay indoors the majority of the time. This means more time for gaming and more time on Steam. I hope we don’t jinx it for Steam but the stats look promising at the moment.

We will keep you updated with the new stats, meanwhile, stay safe and healthy and play more games. See you in our next article.

Reinout te Brake

In a career spanning across 20+ years, Reinout te Brake has raised over 100+ Million Euros in Fundraising for a diversity of companies and has worked with several venture capitals firms. Helping gaming companies expand their brand reach, get the right story telling and make an impact on a global scale. Reinout te Brake has had the honor to counsel some of the major gaming companies operating on a global scale. For the last 12 years, he has devoted his major focus towards the niche of gaming consultancy to provide his insight and expertise to help gaming companies reach outstanding financial and business results.