Steam has only needed a few months to break its own record. Valve’s digital store has registered a peak of 27,384,959 players, which leaves behind the previous record of 26.9 million registered last April. This avalanche of users coincides with the platform’s Fall Sales, which will be available until December 1.
Steam Autumn Sale
Restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic (the confinements or the low mobility of people) have played a role in Steam recording this kind of user records. As we said, the previous record was registered in April 2021 with 26.9 million simultaneous users. The new one, however, has taken place this November, coinciding with the Autumn Sale. It exceeded 27 million.
This sales season has brought with it great deals on very popular games. For example, we find Cyberpunk 2077 (which has already started to receive positive reviews on the platform) for a price of €29.99; as well as New World (the popular Amazon Studios game) for the same price of €29.99. Hades, Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are also among the titles that have seen their price reduced.
Steam user forecasts
What are the prospects for Steam this Christmas? During last year’s celebrations, which were subject to more restrictions, the platform counted 23 million people connected at the same time. This year, for the time being, users will be able to travel to spend the day with their families and the limitations on the movement of citizens do not seem to apply. We don’t know if Valve’s store will manage to break its record from last Christmas this 2021… but we’ll keep an eye on it.