For a long period of time, Steam has actually held its crown as the biggest and most popular software customer for digital video games on PC. After a relatively effective 2020, Valve’s renowned digital video games marketplace attained its most significant milestone by tape-recording an all-time high of 25 million concurrent users just a couple of hours earlier.

According to SteamDB, the brand-new all-time peak for Steam was clocked in just 2 hours earlier at a massive 25,415,080 concurrent users. The new number is a considerable boost over the just recently established all-time high of 24,776,635 concurrent users which was struck just last month.

As evident from the graphs, the previous year was arguably the most successful one for Valve. Steam started 2020 with roughly 18 million concurrent users, and over the months saw huge boosts due to the lockdown constraints implemented due to the worldwide pandemic. There was a noteworthy decrease around July in 2015 however because then the numbers went up at unprecedented rates.

To see the games responsible for this spike, take a look at Steam’s leading 10 most played video games. While Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 practically constantly stay at the top, new entries such as the highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 contributed considerably to the new record. CD Projekt Red, the designer of the dystopian role-playing game, exposed that their video game had sold 13 million copies since December 20th. The studio keeps in mind that the number supplied accounts for all of the refunds that were provided due to a shaky launch. Regardless of the debate around the game, there have actually likely been a lot more sales so that number will only go higher.

Other titles such as Grand Theft Auto V, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Stardew Valley, and Apex Legends likewise generate roughly 100,000 players every day.

Whilst other video gaming customers such as Origin and Uplay likewise generate a lot of users, Steam lacks a doubt the king of digital PC video gaming.