If by chance you took a ride on Steam yesterday around 4 p.m., then you are certainly one of the 30 million clampins who contributed to the new concurrent user record for the Steam platform. According to figures reported by the site SteamDB30,032,005 Sunday gamers (literally) logged onto the service during Sunday, October 23, 2022, marking a new peak since its launch in 2003. A figure larger than the population of certain countries such as Australia, Venezuela or even North Korea for any enthusiasts of secular dictatorships.

Always more people on Steam

Unsurprisingly, the unmissable Counter-Strike Global Offensive was the most popular game during this short period, with more than a million players., please followed by Dota 2 and PUBG Battlegrounds. Steam traffic figures have seen a significant increase since the beginning of the health crisis linked to the COVID-19 epidemic – rising from 18.3 million in January 2020 to 25.4 million for the same period the following year. Earlier this year, Steam saw 28.2 million gamers tune in, again during the month of January.

Also in the news from Valve, the Steam Deck console recently reached a new production threshold, ending its endless pre-orders to move to direct sales. The docking station, announced in tandem with the console late last year, is also finally available.

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