A lot of individuals were logged into Steam on January 2, but the variety of individuals actually in a game didn’t set a record.

It was a record-breaking holiday season for Steam, as Valve’s digital PC store reached a new all-time record for many concurrent users. However, the real number of people playing video games rather than having the Steam customer open, did not break a record.

According to Steam’s own public statistics, sometime around January 2, there were more than 25.4 million people logged into Steam at the very same time. That’s a brand-new all-time high.

Now, this doesn’t suggest that more than 25 million individuals were playing video games on Steam at the exact same time. The majority of accounts were idle on the day the record was broken, according to PCGamer. The site keeps in mind that 7.4 million people were playing games on Steam throughout the record-breaking day. This is not a record, as 8.1 million people were logged into Steam, and playing video games, back in March 2020.

In terms of the video games people are playing, Steam’s public data shows that its own free-to-play juggernaut CS: GO remains the most popular video game on the platform by far with more than 1 million concurrent players on January 4. DOTA 2 and PUBG follow behind in the 2nd and 3rd positions, while CD Projekt Red’s recently released Cyberpunk 2077 and the enduringly popular Grand Theft Car V complete the top five, both tallying numerous countless players.

In other news about Steam, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 was named Steam’s Game of the Year for 2020, with Valve’s own Half-Life: Alyx selecting up the VR Video Game of the Year award. Here at GameSpot we delighted in Half-Life: Alyx rather a lot also, granting it our own Video game of the Year.

And if you’re searching for an offer, Steam’s most current Winter seasons Sale is now live– and it’s using some wonderful offers on a vast array of games.