Steam hits 6 million concurrent users

New all-time high for simultaneous player usage through Valve's service recorded over the weekend; up from 5 million in January.


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PC gamers set a new Steam record this weekend. According to the official statistics page for Valve's online service, there were more than 6 million members concurrently logged in to the service this weekend, representing an all-time high.

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The exact peak simultaneous user figure of 6,046,314 was logged around noon on November 25. It is one million stronger than the 5 million recorded in January and 4 million logged in September 2011.

Launched in 2003, Steam is Valve's digital distribution hub, and it currently boasts 50 million users. Presently, there are over 1,800 titles from various publishers available for purchase and play through the online distributor.

The next advancement for Steam is its Big Picture mode. Currently in beta, the service allows users to browse, purchase, and play all Steam games through TV sets they already own.

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