Valve boasts 47m daily active users for Steam for 2018

Valve boasts 47m daily active users for Steam for 2018

Valve has released its summary of Steam in 2018, claiming that the platform was visited by 47m people each day.

The Year in Review says that the storefront's monthly active user figure was 90m, with a peak of 18.5m concurrent users for the year. We wouldn't be surprised if that was when Playerunknown's Battlegrounds hit its 3.3m concurrent user peak in January of last year.

Valve also reports that it was attracting 1.6m new customers each month.

Unsurprisingly, the biggest portion of Steam players are from North America, with Asia and Western Europe coming behind the US.

As well as 2018, Valve also looks forward into 2019. The firm says that it is working on a new discovery engine to help users find games. This is increasingly important as more and more titles come to Steam every single week.

We'll know more about Steam China in the coming months, while a new version of the Steam client will be shipping. This includes a new Steam library, built on the same tech as the new Steam Chat, which was rolled out in 2018.

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