Steam has beaten the player record concurrent on the platform in the first days of 2022. Valve’s launcher and PC game store was about to reach 28 million of players yesterday afternoon, Sunday, January 2. Thus, it surpasses the record set at the end of November when 27,374,959 players were connected to the service.
At 15:50 peninsular time Spanish on Sunday, January 2, they connected 27,942,458 players according to official Steam figure, report from GameRant. The data differs slightly from that offered by the database SteamDB, where they specify that 27,942,036 users were connected to the platform at 3:00 p.m. Of those accounts that logged in, 8,219,950 were playing some title.
Between the Titles with the most players on January 2 There are the usual suspects on Steam. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Y Dota 2 they were the most played with 867,147 and 761,107 concurrent players respectively. Behind were PUBG Battlegrounds with almost 350,000 users and Apex Legends with around 221,000 players. The list was closed Grand Theft Auto V, Naraka: Bladepoint, Team Fortress 2, New World, Rust Y Ark: Survival Evolved.
The record comes in the middle of the Christmas holidays, at which time there is more time to play and when online games celebrate temporary events to celebrate the holidays. In addition, the gift of new games by family and friends also influences. The promotion of winter sales valid until January 5.
Steam’s most played and sold in 2021
At the end of the year Valve published which games are more income they have generated throughout 2021. To common game-as-a-service such as Destiny 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Dead by Daylight, PUBG, Dota 2, Apex Legends, GTA 5 Y CS: GO news were added such as Valheim, Battlefield 2042, Naraka: Bladepoint Y New World. Many of them are also on the most played list, where they also appear Cyberpunk 2077, Rust and the multiplayer of Halo Infinite.