Over the weekend, Steam set a new record for the number of concurrent players on the platform. Almost 32 million people were online at the same time on Valve’s store.
On November 26, Steam surpassed the 31 million mark for the first time ever, reaching 31.3 million peak concurrent players. This happened during the Autumn sale and the Thanksgiving celebration in the US.
The number of players online on Steam in the last two days
The very next day, the platform broke its record again and peaked at 31.9 million concurrent players. It is a 17.7% increase from 27.1 million on November 27, 2021.
Lifetime concurrent users on Steam (“A” is March 11, 2020 when the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic)
Right now, CS:GO and Dota 2 remain the most played games on Steam, followed by PUBG, Apex Legends, Lost Ark, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
Thanks to the ongoing Autumn sale, some games managed to return to the top 10 best-selling products on Steam. Red Dead Redemption 2 ended up in third place, peaking at 66.4k concurrent players. Cyberpunk 2077 and God of War were in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
Steam’s best-selling products for the week ended November 27
Steam has been on the rise since the breakout of the global pandemic in 2020. Valve’s store has broken its own records for peak concurrent players several times during this period. Last month, Steam crossed the 30 million mark for the first time ever.
Overall, the store has over 1 billion registered users. In 2021, Steam had 132 million monthly active users, which is the best result among all other digital game storefronts (including PlayStation, Xbox, and Epic Games Store).