Tuesday, March 31st 2020

Steam Sees Record-High Number of Online Players

Steam, an online platform for gaming, has seen some incredible numbers in terms of usage last night. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that many people are in quarantine/self-isolation mode, the number of concurrent users of the platform has skyrocketed. Beating all the previous records of 18 million and 20 million concurrent users, Steam saw as much as 23 million concurrent users last night. Precisely 23,572,311 of users online, setting a new record-high number. The most played games were Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. For more statistics, please see here.
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12 Comments on Steam Sees Record-High Number of Online Players

#1
Vayra86
In other news, water is wet. :rolleyes:
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
well yeah. I mean what else are people gonna do?? Play stadia? :roll::roll:
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#4
Vayra86
FreedomEclipse
well yeah. I mean what else are people gonna do?? Play stadia? :roll::roll:
You don't play Stadia

It plays you
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#5
neatfeatguy
Online players doesn't mean all of them are playing games. Take my example for instance:

I don't play many games that require Steam anymore (granted, I have a lot of games on Steam and probably 1/4 of them I've never played or beat....stupid flash sales from many moons ago), but I just have it running in the background (old UI, not the new one that still gives me issues) so I can chat with a few people if needed. I guess Steam went from my main gaming digital platform to being more like a bloated AIM program.
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#6
EarthDog
Vayra86
In other news, water is wet. :rolleyes:
That is the theme around here lately, isn't it?


Anyway, are more people playing PUBG? COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#7
Vayra86
EarthDog
That is the theme around here lately, isn't it?
Yeah I don't know, these tech news pieces at this time... it just doesn't work really. I mean... new technologies, truly impressive products like that Ryzen 4xxx. YEAH. But the rest? Its almost hilariously sad to read about a new fan with flashy lights and case number 190215828 with tempered glass. Who the hell cares... And the rest is usually 'postponed here, cancelled there' and yes, we know we watch more Netflix and use more data. Sherlock says hi.

Still though its not like I'm full of great ideas for articles atm :D
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#8
lexluthermiester
FreedomEclipse
well yeah. I mean what else are people gonna do?? Play stadia? :roll::roll:
Right?
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#9
Berfs1
Gamers are doing their jobs :)
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#11
John Naylor
Even though they only represent the gaming market, I find the month to month Steam Hardware Survey changes interesting ...

Biggest Winners (> 0.25%)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 = +0.51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti = +0.34%

Biggest Losers (> 0.25%)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 = -0.30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 = -0.35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 = -0.83%

On the GPU side, AMD managed to steal 0.04% market Share from Nvidia
Nvidia = 75.0% ==> 74.4 %
AMD = 15.3% ==> 15.7 %
Intel = 9.6% ==> 9.7%

On the CPU side, AMD managed to stealy 0.03% market Share from Intel
Genuine Intel = 78.61% ( -0.03%)
Authentic AMD= 21.39 % (+0.03%)
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#12
EarthDog
cyberloner
apex legend...........
PUBG!
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