Steam Tops a Record 8.46 Million Concurrent Users to Kick Off 2015

on January 2, 2015 11:47 AM

Steam’s user base has only gone up and up in recent years thanks to the service’s vast number of titles and infamous sales filled with good deals, and following a record-breaking summer for users in Summer 2014, the New Year has also brought a brand new record for the online gaming service.

On January 1st, Steam’s online service hit a new record of 8, 466, 441 concurrent users around 11:30am PT/2:30pm ET, setting a new milestone for Steam since hitting 8 million users during last year’s Summer Sale, with the record this time hitting at the tail end of the nearly-ending Holiday Sale.

With titles such as Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveTeam Fortress 2The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and more leading the list of the service’s most-played titles, it’s only a matter of time until the next record is broken leading into 2015.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.