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Old 09-12-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Peak in concurrent Steam Users?

The concurrent Steam Users peak for today was 2,743,165.

What is the record?

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According to my records (and those are the only ones that matter, right?) the highest was previously 2.75 million on September 19, 2010.
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Here's an updated top 10 list:

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As of 1/7/2014:
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1/5/2014	 7,806,604 
12/29/2013	 7,679,922 
1/2/2014	 7,677,290 
1/1/2014	 7,641,163 
1/4/2014	 7,640,973 
12/30/2013	 7,550,632 
1/3/2014	 7,536,141 
12/26/2013	 7,507,101 
12/28/2013	 7,506,212 
12/27/2013	 7,467,158

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Old 09-12-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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That's the highest I've seen it peak at.
I've noticed it seems to be increasing lately.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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Correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't go over 3 million during the Xmas holidays?
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:07 PM   #4
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not really sure Spathy, but you could be right. I can only remember that every day the steam servers were getting hammered, good times

its been increasing the last 2 weeks, mayb ppl game more when the (summer) holidays end?
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:30 PM   #5
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its been increasing the last 2 weeks, mayb ppl game more when the (summer) holidays end?
And also new game releases bringing new Steam members?

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:48 PM   #6
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And also new game releases bringing new Steam members?
Especially when Publishers use Steam as their dedicated DRM (Dawn of War 2 series, Mafia 2 , Empire and Napoleon Total War, Just Cause 2, Modern Warfare 2, Metro 2033, RUSE, every other new release THQ game. Soon to be Black Ops)

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Old 09-12-2010, 05:13 PM   #7
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Increases due to summer ending and a lot of new people using it due to sales, OSX support, or Steamworks titles.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:21 PM   #8
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Increases due to summer ending
but i dont get this, i played way more games in the summer cause with my study i can hardly make marathon sessions in gaming :P even with the summerwork i had way more free time on my hands..
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:46 PM   #9
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And also new game releases bringing new Steam members?
I would say this more than anything. There have been a couple new releases that are Steamworks based title, so naturally the number will increase since many consumers who previously did not use Steam are forced to if they want to play.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:50 PM   #10
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Especially when Publishers use Steam as their dedicated DRM (Dawn of War 2 series, Mafia 2 , Empire and Napoleon Total War, Just Cause 2, Modern Warfare 2, Metro 2033, RUSE, every other new release THQ game. Soon to be Black Ops)
Hopefully we will see some more titles as well as "back catalog" titles added in the months to come. And there is always the end of the year, (holiday) sale to look forward too.

(That is if there will be one again)

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Old 09-12-2010, 06:07 PM   #11
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Hopefully we will see some more titles as well as "back catalog" titles added in the months to come. And there is always the end of the year, (holiday) sale to look forward too.

(That is if there will be one again)
That last part really concerned me D:...
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:29 PM   #12
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I know someone who claims he saw Steam peak at around 12 million at Half-Life 2's release. I laughed.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:33 PM   #13
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That last part really concerned me D:...
Don't worry, we're all just speculating. No-one outside of Valve's promotions department knows what the sales/promotions plans are, so, it's always wait-and-see.

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I know someone who claims he saw Steam peak at around 12 million at Half-Life 2's release. I laughed.
Hah. Considering how glitchy it was at the time, I wouldn't be surprised if it showed something like that. Then again, did Steam even have an "active users" tracker back then? I don't remember.

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Old 09-13-2010, 04:07 AM   #14
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Correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't go over 3 million during the Xmas holidays?
nope, during last Xmas sales it peaked at about 2 720 000
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:06 PM   #15
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... and it continue with a peak today at 2,749,596!

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