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Steam hits 6 million concurrent users

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Initial post: Nov 26, 2012 2:37:47 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:

PC gamers set a new Steam record this weekend. According to the official statistics page for Valve's online service, there were more than 6 million members concurrently logged in to the service this weekend, representing an all-time high.

The exact peak simultaneous user figure of 6,046,314 was logged around noon on November 25. It is one million stronger than the 5 million recorded in January and 4 million logged in September 2011.

Launched in 2003, Steam is Valve's digital distribution hub, and it currently boasts 50 million users. Presently, there are over 1,800 titles from various publishers available for purchase and play through the online distributor.

The next advancement for Steam is its Big Picture mode. Currently in beta, the service allows users to browse, purchase, and play all Steam games through TV sets they already own.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 2:44:25 PM PST
And I'm not one of them. Pc gaming is bad.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 2:47:06 PM PST
I am one of them now. Yay for cheap games.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 2:48:40 PM PST
IPhantom says:
PC gaming is dead! Deads I tells ya.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 2:49:59 PM PST
You are in denial.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 5:59:13 PM PST
Does this include people online via mobile devices?

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 6:45:03 PM PST
Ham Salad says:
Steam users unite!

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 7:15:49 PM PST
Modern Bear says:
PC gaming is alive and well thanks to Steam. With the ability to get tons of games for under $15 each regularly throughout the year with all the big sales Steam has, it makes sense that Steam users are growing by leaps and bounds. The only time you can get console games that cheap is on Black Friday week.

Long live Steam!
Power to the PC!
Nate for President!

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 7:21:57 PM PST
Many people leave their PCs on and stay logged on.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 9:35:26 PM PST
Man numbers just keep climbing on Steam. I can definitely see why too, been a year and a half since I built my rig and I couldn't be happier with it. Steam has saved me a bundle of money as have other digital services. Every time a new sale rolls around I'm floored by the prices and it definitely makes gaming a much cheaper hobby than if I was going with the consoles only.

Keep on being awesome Valve.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 2:03:44 AM PST
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Initial post:  Nov 26, 2012
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