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Steam scored more than 8m concurrent users over the weekend

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I don’t know about you but I didn’t have 8 million people come over to my house and play games. Valve did. 

As this year’s Summer Sale drew to a close Steam broke a new milestone, having 8 million concurrent players. That’s a stupendous number.

What’s most stupefying about this news is that it’s been less than a year since I was writing about Steam breaking 7 million concurrent users, which was itself a further million extra users from that time the year before.

Neogaf spotted a slide at Steam Dev Days stating that in January 2014 Steam had 75 million active accounts (accounts that had been used in the past 30 days) and Ars Technica say there are 186 million accounts in total. So we’re seeing continued growth in PC gaming.

Dota 2 is still Steam’s most popular game by far, with more than 750,000 people playing together concurrently. That number is only likely to grow as the popularity of the game and the Steam platform increases.

It looks like we’re seeing growth speed up with time, too. All’s well in the land of PC gaming.