Number of peak concurrent Steam users from November 2012 to January 2018 (in millions)

Number of Steam users 2012-2018 The timeline shows the number of concurrent Steam users from November 2012 to January 2018. The latest figures from January 2018 show that Steam had 18.5 million simultaneous users at peak time. In June 2014, during Steam Summer Sale Encore Day, eight million people used the software distribution platform at the same time. One year later the platform reached more than 10 million users. Steam reached record-high numbers in January 2017 with 14.21 peak concurrent players. As with the previous top score, this time the record was also a result of the Steam's sale period that ended that same week when the record was broken. All in all, according to 2016 usage statistics, the most played game on Steam based on peak concurrent players that year was DOTA 2.
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Number of users in millions
November 20126
December 20137
June 20148
November 20149.3
January 20158.5
March 20159.1
May 20159.5
June 201510.05
November 201513.48
January 201612.33
April 201612.74
July 201612.28
October 201611.13
January 201714.21
April 201711.83
July 201713.15
September 201715
November 201717.68
January 201818.5
Number of users in millions
November 20126
December 20137
June 20148
November 20149.3
January 20158.5
March 20159.1
May 20159.5
June 201510.05
November 201513.48
January 201612.33
April 201612.74
July 201612.28
October 201611.13
January 201714.21
April 201711.83
July 201713.15
September 201715
November 201717.68
January 201818.5
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The timeline shows the number of concurrent Steam users from November 2012 to January 2018. The latest figures from January 2018 show that Steam had 18.5 million simultaneous users at peak time. In June 2014, during Steam Summer Sale Encore Day, eight million people used the software distribution platform at the same time. One year later the platform reached more than 10 million users. Steam reached record-high numbers in January 2017 with 14.21 peak concurrent players. As with the previous top score, this time the record was also a result of the Steam's sale period that ended that same week when the record was broken. All in all, according to 2016 usage statistics, the most played game on Steam based on peak concurrent players that year was DOTA 2.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
November 2012 to September 2017
Special properties
data as of January 8, 2018
Supplementary notes
Figures have been rounded.

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