Thanks to COVID-19, Steam’s peak concurrent users on Christmas day has been the highest.
Among the hardships that constantly tired us out this year from the pandemic. Gamers found solace in their PC. Consequently, Steam has hit record concurrent users this year multiple times, due to home quarantine. Furthermore, these records peak was also contributed by some hyped games on the platform. Especially Cyberpunk 2077.
In fact, even on Christmas day, a large majority of people had to remain in their homes. Hence, Steam’s peak concurrent users on Christmas hit a whopping 23m. 7 million gamers more than last year.
Gaming and its popularity have always been growing every year, but this year showed a significant jump in almost everywhere. From PC to console and mobile. A huge contribution goes to casual party games like Among Us. This genre showed a boom in popularity, so did engagements and interactions in gaming.
Unable to properly meet with family and friends, both gamers and non-gamers turned to light-hearted games like Among Us and Fallguys to even heavier titles to interact with friends or spend a better home quarantine period. All these are a contributing factor to Steam’s increasing peak concurrent users
Now that more people got into the world of videogames we will see gaming as a whole grow beyond. Some thanks also go to the release of next-gen consoles, games, and better PC hardware. But above all else, Valve’s Steam will keep on growing thanks to the sheer number of games and features. In addition to those lucrative seasonal sales.