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Steam hit 95m monthly active users in 2019

Steam hit 95m monthly active users in 2019

Valve's Steam platform saw an average monthly increase of five million monthly active users during 2019.

That's according to the firm's 2019 Year in Review blog post, in which Valve says that Steam boasted 95m monthly active users for the period. That's an increase on the 90m that the storefront saw in 2018. The company also says that revenue from game sales was up year-on-year, but doesn't provide any figures to back up that claim.

Oh, and 20,789,726,718 hours of games were played on Steam during 2019. Which is insane.

Looking forward to 2020, Valve says it will be more open about what's going on on its platform and will be rolling out more 'Data Deep Dives'.

"We've seen a lot of analysis from third parties that have taken a stab at figuring out how games are doing on Steam (and overall health of the platform), based on the limited amount of data that is publicly available. Since we have access to more data, we thought it would be useful to do our own analysis and share the results as a multi-part series of blog posts." We have no idea who they are talking about.

Already in 2020, the number of concurrent users on Steam hit an all-time high of 18.8m people on Sunday, February 2nd


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He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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