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NewsPoster Dec 1, 2013 07:12 PM
Steam sets new record with 7.2 million concurrent users
Popular gaming service Steam <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/stats">logged</a> a record number of concurrent users on Sunday, besting its previous high of 6.6 million users. Figures on the service's site indicate that Steam hit 7,190,578 concurrent users mid-morning Eastern Time on December 1. The figure is indicative of the service's growing popularity, and may bode well for the company's <a href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/20/valve.teases.possible.steam.box.launch.with.countd own.timer/">impending Steam Box</a> gaming devices. <br /><br /><em>VG24/7</em> <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/299546==http://www.vg247.com/2013/12/01/steam-concurrent-users-break-7-million/" rel='nofollow'>noted</a> Sunday that the most popular game remained Dota 2. That title hit a peak of 542,906 concurrent users. Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was the second most popular title, but it was a distant second, as it peaked at 93,905 concurrent users. <br />
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Other popular titles include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Sid Meier's Civilization V, and Football Manager 2013. <br />
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The peak was likely helped along by the most recent Steam sale, which discounted a number of popular titles. The coming months may see increased interest in Steam, as Valve has rolled out Steam OS and a new <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/299547==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/27/trackpads.clickable.touchscreen.feature.on.steam.m achine.controller/" rel='nofollow'>innovative Steam Controller</a>. Both new developments are aimed at expanding the platform's influence in the gaming segment, bridging the gap between traditional PC gaming and console gaming.
 
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