Damn...Concurrent Steam Users count reaches 7.5M

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#1 Edited by jhonMalcovich (7090 posts) -

Damn. It's half a million of new users in less than a month. Or 1.5M more users compared to the last year. . PC Gaming is really booming this year.

Lol. 162k gamers playing Left for Dead 2. People does love free stuff XD

Almost 2M gamers playing games on Steam simultaneasly without counting offline gamers.

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#2 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Well it's the Holidays and a steam sale. And wow those L4D2 numbers are inflated

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#3 Edited by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

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#4 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

They gave it away for free during the sale. But the usual peak for the game is around 10-15K

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#5 Edited by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

They gave it away for free during the sale. But the usual peak for the game is around 10-15K

that is still shitload of ppl for an old game like that

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#6 Edited by jhonMalcovich (7090 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Well it's the Holidays and a steam sale. And wow those L4D2 numbers are inflated

Well. Compared to the last Holidays and steam sale, there were only6M of concurrent users. It's a 1.5M influx of concurrent users in a year's time.

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#7 Posted by uninspiredcup (33254 posts) -

Valve is one of the few companies we like to see well. Hopefully the stats for origin are incredibly shit.

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#8 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

@lostrib said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

They gave it away for free during the sale. But the usual peak for the game is around 10-15K

that is still shitload of ppl for an old game like that

people love free stuff. I'm sure it will drop off again by the end of next month, people will get bored or they will run into issues with the community

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#9 Posted by jhonMalcovich (7090 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@silversix_ said:

@lostrib said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

They gave it away for free during the sale. But the usual peak for the game is around 10-15K

that is still shitload of ppl for an old game like that

people love free stuff. I'm sure it will drop off again by the end of next month, people will get bored or they will run into issues with the community

In my office, at work, everybody who didn't have L4D2 have downloaded it when it was free. Now everybody plays it.

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#10 Edited by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

most of them being idle i am guessing. my friendslist is mostly blue not green

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#11 Posted by edidili (3449 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

It is an amazing game. Always find myself reinstalling and playing it from time to time. No idea why you're acting so surprised that people still play it.

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#12 Edited by uninspiredcup (33254 posts) -

@edidili said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

It is an amazing game. Always find myself reinstalling and playing it from time to time. No idea why you're acting so surprised that people still play it.

I agree. Even though it is an incredibly simple game. It does require team work. Especially on the harder mods.

This isn't the case with titles like Borderland 2 or other supposed COOP titles. They generally speaking, feature very poor cooperation.

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#13 Posted by edidili (3449 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Especially on the harder mods.

Expert/advanced mode or bust. Difficulty will really pull out that teamplay even from the most egoistic players. I love how the game will punish those that decide to go alone or be jackasses. Without the help of others you're pretty much roasted.

Lately I've been playing on some custom servers with 8 or even up to 20 players on some custom extreme difficulty mode. I'm loving the chaos.

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#14 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@edidili said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

It is an amazing game. Always find myself reinstalling and playing it from time to time. No idea why you're acting so surprised that people still play it.

I agree. Even though it is an incredibly simple game. It does require team work. Especially on the harder mods.

This isn't the case with titles like Borderland 2 or other supposed COOP titles. They generally speaking, feature very poor cooperation.

What do you mean about BL2? im pretty sure that at OP8 or even ultimate vault hunter mode its harder than l4d1 or 2.

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#15 Posted by delete-SimplyFatal (1122 posts) -

I'm happy to see PC gaming thriving :)

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#16 Posted by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

steam came out before ps3 and 360 and it has less users and its free i wonder why that is.

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#17 Posted by Mr-Powers (508 posts) -

Hahaha that game list is sad. Only like 1 or 2 new games, football manager and alpha version of an old mod. PC gamers, always stuck in the past with their windows xp master rigs. Hahahaha

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#18 Posted by stuff238 (3284 posts) -

That doesn't seem like a lot at all. I'm not impressed. Everyone here keeps on talking about how great steam is and you guys only have 7.5 million playing at once during the holidays. Big deal.

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#19 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (29732 posts) -

PC gaming is dead though....

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#20 Posted by EZs (1460 posts) -

SDC! Steam Domination Continuation.

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#21 Posted by Sushiglutton (7203 posts) -

So what are the other 5,5 million doing? Trading cards?

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#22 Posted by Dreams-Visions (26578 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart said:

PC gaming is dead though....

:D

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#23 Posted by Rage010101 (5470 posts) -

@mr-powers said:

Hahaha that game list is sad. Only like 1 or 2 new games, football manager and alpha version of an old mod. PC gamers, always stuck in the past with their windows xp master rigs. Hahahaha

Good games are timeless, but a casual like yourself wouldnt know anything about a good game. Now go back to playing your Call of Duty kiddo.

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#24 Edited by naz99 (2941 posts) -

@stuff238: which is more than concurrent console users...does that mean consoles are dead? Also as we have learned in the past I have to ask if you know what concurrent means ...

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#25 Posted by nyzma23 (1003 posts) -

console are doomed guys abandon ship

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#26 Edited by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

Guess the free L4D2 helped

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#27 Edited by deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd (12449 posts) -

Those people making this out to be a "small deal" you fail to factor in that this isn't the entirety of PC gaming... its one digital store that happens to be huge on its own. those 150 - 250k+ people playing Battlefield 3/4 on pc.... not represented. or any other origin only game, or ubisoft platform only game... or GoG gamers ect.

or Battle.net (Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Diablo III) , League of legends (which can peak over a million players online at once... making DoTA 2's 600k seem quite small).

What console games ever reach these heights now? you will see CoD or Halo on release day pull some impressive numbers then fade down far below many of these PC titles.

The ammount of older and unique titles still played by 10k+ people consistantly aswell is impressive. what genre outside of shooters do consoles even have a damn population on now?

look at civ 5, garrys mode and skyrim .... mostly single player games.... their community and lifespan is extended.... and 2 of them offer an experiance you can't have on consoles.

to undermine one digital store compared to the consoles population is a joke... and your missing the point entirely. steam is a choice for 99% of games, not a requirement.

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#28 Edited by Liquid_ (3823 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

@lostrib said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

They gave it away for free during the sale. But the usual peak for the game is around 10-15K

that is still shitload of ppl for an old game like that

because its still fun and there aren't any games like it

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#29 Posted by Kinthalis (5503 posts) -

@stuff238 said:

That doesn't seem like a lot at all. I'm not impressed. Everyone here keeps on talking about how great steam is and you guys only have 7.5 million playing at once during the holidays. Big deal.

Wow. Idiot much? You do know that NEITHER the Ps3 NOR the 360 have EVER fielded that many concurrent users, right?

No, of course you didn't, otherwise you wouldn't have trolled like a douche. When come back, bring better troll.

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#30 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

wow. that's quite a low number when compared to consoles. thought steam was out of the niche scene by now.

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#31 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

wow. that's quite a low number when compared to consoles. thought steam was out of the niche scene by now.

Actually it's not

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#32 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

@lostrib: not out of the niche scene? Yes, I know. Glad we agree on something.

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#33 Posted by -Unreal- (24650 posts) -

Think about the people playing LoL, SC2, WoW, BF4 and all the other games which are currently popular and don't use Steam.

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#34 Edited by Nanomage (2371 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

wow. that's quite a low number when compared to consoles. thought steam was out of the niche scene by now.

lol sure is,that´s why the record for either console never even passed 3M,both together isn´t enough to even get close to steam,and that´s steam alone lol.

Don´t be salty. ;)

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#35 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

wow. that's quite a low number when compared to consoles. thought steam was out of the niche scene by now.

XBL and PSN highest recorded concurrent combinedaren't even close to 7.5 million........................

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#36 Posted by Cranler (8809 posts) -

@Jankarcop said:

@xboxdone74 said:

wow. that's quite a low number when compared to consoles. thought steam was out of the niche scene by now.

XBL and PSN highest recorded concurrent combinedaren't even close to 7.5 million........................

People leave their pc's on all day. Most pc gamers allow Steam to launch automatically. People dont leave their consoles on all day.

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#37 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

@lostrib said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

They gave it away for free during the sale. But the usual peak for the game is around 10-15K

that is still shitload of ppl for an old game like that

Multiplayer last a lot longer on PC vs consoles. That's one of the things I hated about the PS3. The online community for games die off way too fast.

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#38 Posted by Cranler (8809 posts) -

@Nanomage said:

@xboxdone74 said:

wow. that's quite a low number when compared to consoles. thought steam was out of the niche scene by now.

lol sure is,that´s why the record for either console never even passed 3M,both together isn´t enough to even get close to steam,and that´s steam alone lol.

Don´t be salty. ;)

Xbox live hit 3.3 million during MW 3's launch window. Most of those people were playing games. Most of those 7.5 million are surfing the web or maybe not even home.

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#39 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@silversix_ said:

@lostrib said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

They gave it away for free during the sale. But the usual peak for the game is around 10-15K

that is still shitload of ppl for an old game like that

Multiplayer last a lot longer on PC vs consoles.

certainly does

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#40 Edited by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@silversix_ said:

@lostrib said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

They gave it away for free during the sale. But the usual peak for the game is around 10-15K

that is still shitload of ppl for an old game like that

Multiplayer last a lot longer on PC vs consoles. That's one of the things I hated about the PS3. The online community for games die off way too fast.

Combined with the fact that steam has 3x the concurrent than PSN, not even including other PC services like Origin and Battlenet and LoL....damn PC has so much more gamers!

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#41 Edited by Nanomage (2371 posts) -

@Cranler said:

@Nanomage said:

@xboxdone74 said:

wow. that's quite a low number when compared to consoles. thought steam was out of the niche scene by now.

lol sure is,that´s why the record for either console never even passed 3M,both together isn´t enough to even get close to steam,and that´s steam alone lol.

Don´t be salty. ;)

Xbox live hit 3.3 million during MW 3's launch window. Most of those people were playing games. Most of those 7.5 million are surfing the web or maybe not even home.

Let´s see the stats then,where can you prove that most were playing games when that specific peak was achieved? Link? Or just the usual blabber?

I say only 500k were playing games,can you prove me wrong?

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#42 Edited by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

@lostrib said:

@silversix_ said:

ppl still play l4d2? what the hell

They gave it away for free during the sale. But the usual peak for the game is around 10-15K

that is still shitload of ppl for an old game like that

welcome to PC gaming, where you get your money's worth of most games. There's still Halo 1 servers

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#43 Edited by K1ngd0m4g3rul3z (179 posts) -

This is very true, however I have to agree with the consolites about bigger profits being on the console side of things, due to day-one purchases and less piracy.

Plus very generous "gifts" from MS and Sony.

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#44 Posted by CroidX (1555 posts) -

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z:

proof of so called bigger profit in day one purchased?

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#45 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

@wis3boi: oh but i knew that, i played GW1 like two weeks ago and that's over 8y old.

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#46 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

@wis3boi: oh but i knew that, i played GW1 like two weeks ago and that's over 8y old.

a good chunk of my gw2 guild went back to gw1

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#47 Posted by K1ngd0m4g3rul3z (179 posts) -

@CroidX said:

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z:

proof of so called bigger profit in day one purchased?

It is well known. Consolites buy day one then re-sell shortly afterwards in order to minimise expenses.

Look at BF4, PC has 600k sales according to VGCharts. Let's assume 70% bought it digitally instead. That makes 2Mil.

Now compare that to consoles, past 5Mil already.

And due to the competitive and online nature of said game, it is logical to assume single player ones do a lot worse.

Pc gamers predomintely buy at discount on Steam/watever during sales, or anyway once prices start dropping.

So, total volume sales might be comparable or even better on PC, but obviously publishers/devs get less profit from pc as a platform

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#48 Posted by CroidX (1555 posts) -

@wis3boi:

GW2 not cutting it?

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#49 Posted by CroidX (1555 posts) -

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z:

So your combining the sales of four platforms to one? And what evidence do you that shows pc gamers pre dominantly buy at discount the top sellers on steam are mostly games not on sale.

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#50 Posted by Basinboy (13874 posts) -

Steam is only going to grow for the foreseeable future

How that translates to concurrent users, hellifiknow