Steam Hits New Heights With 9m Concurrent Players

Valve's games platform breaks user record for forth month.

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PC games platform Steam amassed more than nine million concurrent players on Sunday, breaking a new record for its proprietor Valve.

The previous record was set very recently, in February, when the platform amassed 8.9 million concurrent users. In January, the previous record was set at 8.4 million. Days prior to that, some 8.35 million players had turned on the PC and Mac application. The continually rising milestone shows that Steam's numbers are not spiking momentarily, but gradually growing.

In September, Valve announced that the number of active Steam users had broken past the 100 million mark, and in March, said that number was now above 125 million.

Driving the numbers are two of Steam's evergreen titles, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike Global Offensive. Over the weekend, Dota 2 peaked at about 900,000 concurrent users. Global Offensive, meanwhile, was just shy of 600,000.

One of Valve's longer-term bets with Steam is bringing the service into the living room with Steam Machines; pre-assembled systems of a similar design and size as home consoles. These are expected to ship by November. A rundown of the Steam Machines specs and price can be found here.

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