Steam has gained 23 million monthly active users in under a year

Steam has gained 23 million monthly active users in under a year

Recent stats released during Melbourne Games Week revealed that Steam has hit 90 million monthly active users.

The platform’s base increased 23 million up from 67 million active users in a little over a year. That’s according to stats reported on last year by GeekWire.

Steam has already reached 47 million daily active users, up from 33 million in August. It also hit a peak concurrent user record of 18.5 million, beating a previous record of 14 million set that month.

The boom is in part due to the escalating popularity of Steam in China, which now accounts for over 30 million users on the platform.

Daniel Ahmad of Asian market intelligence expert Niko Partners cited DOTA 2 as an initial boon for the platform in China, which only escalated once more localised games came to Steam.

This also marks an upswing after a summer of slowdown for Valve’s storefront. User counts declined 17 per cent between January and August - although it’s likely the shortfall is more down to PUBG’s launch boosting Steam’s popularity around the end of 2017.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 100 Rising Star list.


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