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Steam hosts record-breaking 14M concurrent users

Steam has set a new record for concurrent players, with the platform playing host to over 14 million users around 20 hours ago.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

January 9, 2017

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Steam has set a new record for concurrent players, with the platform playing host to exactly 14,370,167 million users around 20 hours ago. 

The new figure surpasses the previously reported record of 12.3 million, which was registered on January 4, 2016. 

Although this isn't the first time that record has been broken, it's the first significant increase since last January, and the first instance of the platform registering over 14 million concurrent users. 

Back then, the most played games were DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), and GTA V, and a quick glance at the official Steam stats page shows little has changed in 12 months.

Those titles are still dominating the most played charts, although as the image below shows, DOTA 2 and CS:GO are someway ahead of Rockstar's open world shooter.

    Steam's top games by player count: January 9, 2017 

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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