Steam Hits 5 Million Simultaneous Online Players

4 January 2012
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Steam, the most popular digital download service for PC and Mac, has breached the 5 million concurrent users barrier after 8 years online! Quite a feat!

That’s over 5 million people logged in and playing video games at the same time at the start of January 2012. Over the Christmas holiday period, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim alone had around a quarter of a million people exploring its virtual world. So it’s no surprise that after the heavy discounts on Steam the past two weeks during the Christmas sale, there’d be a lot more people playing newly bought games.

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  • You can check out the peaks and most played games on the Steam player statistics page.

    Here’s the Top 10 games order by today’s online player peaks:

    1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 99,700
    2. Team Fortress 2 – 41,258
    3. Counter-Strike – 74,412
    4. Terraria – 24,437
    5. Counter-Strike: Source – 61,550
    6. Sid Meier’s Civilization V – 22,693
    7. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 – Multiplayer – 64,506
    8. Football Manager 2012 – 69,964
    9. Dungeon Defenders – 16,242
    10. Left 4 Dead 2 – 13,861

    Via PCgamer

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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

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