It is more than evident that the video game industry is experiencing a sweet moment. Interest in the games is palpable, for example, the inability to Sony and Microsoft to meet the demand for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. In fact, last summer we heard the news that 40% of the world’s population plays video games, an incredible fact.
And this boom can also be seen on Steam, Valve’s PC platform, which has started the year in style. Steam recorded on January 2, 2021 a peak of more than 25 million players connected at the same time. In fact, it far exceeded it: 25,413,392 concurrent users .
The last year has been incredible in this regard for Steam. At the end of March 2020 it exceeded 23 million and, just a few days later, 24 million. That takeoff was mainly understood by the different confinements caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but it is clear that the trend has continued to rise even after a few months.
Without a doubt, it is amazing data for the platform, but also very interesting for the industry, since it shows the health it has and the increase in the number of players. As for Valve’s platform, Steam recently shared the list of the best-selling and most-played video games of 2020, a ranking that is always interesting to consult.