Steam broke its record for concurrent users on Sunday.
Steam first passed 30 million concurrent users during a weekend in mid-October 2022, and its previous peak of 33,598,520 users came in March 2023.
When it set its latest record for concurrent users this weekend, 10,653,243 players were in-game.
The concurrent users stat is the one most often cited in reports because it’s the higher number, but this also includes users who are signed into Steam but aren’t playing anything and just have the client software running in the background.
The concurrent in-game players stat, on the other hand, denotes how many people are actually actively playing games at the same time.
Steam reached 10 million concurrent in-game players for the first time in January 2023.
A record 14,535 games were released on Steam in 2023, up roughly 2,000 from the previous year’s count, according to SteamDB. So far this year, 256 games have been released on the digital distribution platform.
Following its recently ended Winter Sale, Steam has a number of promotions planned for early 2024, including its Spring Sale in March.