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Steam reaches 8 million concurrent users

Steam hit a new milestone over the weekend, reaching 8 million concurrent users.

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PC distribution platform Steam hit 8 million concurrent users over the weekend, breaking its previous record of 7.5 million set over Christmas. This spike coincides with the currently-running Summer Sale, which probably accounts for the increase in activity.

The stats page (via Polygon) shows just when it hit the mark. Around noon on June 29, it hit 8,020,813 concurrent members. The platform is trending upward in a general sense, having reached 7 million in December and 6 million before that in November 2012. It currently has more than 75 million active users.

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    June 30, 2014 6:40 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Steam reaches 8 million concurrent users.

    Steam hit a new milestone over the weekend, reaching 8 million concurrent users.

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      June 30, 2014 6:47 AM

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        June 30, 2014 7:17 AM

        Some of them are dead.

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        June 30, 2014 7:46 AM

        I play games via Steam all the time, but I'm never "signed in"; perhaps that explains the discrepancy

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      June 30, 2014 7:19 AM

      8 million people not playing Half Life 3

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      June 30, 2014 7:21 AM

      Half - Life 3 is going to be awesome, because millions of users have been giving Valve money for years and it still isn't enough budget.

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      June 30, 2014 7:29 AM

      Na, that's just all the hackers re-buying their games on new accounts

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      June 30, 2014 7:33 AM

      8 is 2^3

      Half-Life 3 Confirmed.

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      June 30, 2014 7:40 AM

      how does this compare to the likes of Xbox and PS4? for people online at once??

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        June 30, 2014 8:16 AM

        Quick google search only revealed that xblive hit 2 million concurrent in 2009. Didn't see anything newer.

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      July 1, 2014 9:37 AM

      Somewhere a suit is thinking to himself "If Valve charged $10 a month to use Steam that would be have been $80 million dollars in one month. Valve is the stupidest company in the history of companies...."

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