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Steam Reaches New Concurrent User Record

10.7 million people played at the same time this weekend, representing a new record.


Valve's PC digital gaming platform Steam has reached a new concurrent user milestone. According to Steam's "Stats" page, 10,761,566 people were logged in at the same time on October 18. That represents a new all-time high, surpassing 10 million in June, which was up from 9.5 million in May.

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Steam is one of the most prominent platforms in all of PC gaming. By Valve's latest count, it had more than 125 million registered users and 6,000-plus games.

The top five Steam games right now, based on current player count, are Dota 2 (free), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2 (free), Ark: Survival Evolved, and Grand Theft Auto V.

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In other recent Steam news, Valve has said it has no plans to bring advertisement to the platform. "It would be a bad business decision, let alone just dumb," Valve's Erik Johnson said.

Looking ahead, Valve hardware--including the Steam Controller, Steam Link, and Steam Machines--go on sale in November. Check out GameSpot's roundup for everything you need to know.

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