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Post by igoDrMacro on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:46 pm

PCGamer is reporting that last Sunday, Steam hit 6.6 million concurrent users. It’s an impressive figure, but what’s really surprising is how it stacks up against previous totals. Back in January 2012 the service was hitting a high point of 5 million, with them not reaching the 6 million mark until November. That means Steam is currently growing around 300% faster than it was at the start of last year.

So where are those players coming from?


Essentially we’re seeing massive and steady growth for the (technically) unreleased Dota 2. The latest Steam stats have Dota 2 with a peak concurrent total of 237,414 players. In second place, still enjoying a post-Christmas boost, is Football Manager 2013 with 78,488 players. Team Fortress 2, meanwhile, has been consistently fluctuating between 45,000 and 75,000 players.

It’s a big number, but still one far behind League of Legends, which was reportedly pulling 3 million concurrent users as of July last year.
Even so, its a great sign of the health of PC gaming, and it will be interesting to see how those figures change over the next year, as the console manufacturers creak into life to reveal their upcoming new hardware.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/01/29/steam-concurrent-users-growing-300-faster-than-start-of-2012-dota-2-players-rising-steadily/

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Post by igoMOTTZILLA on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:46 am

The giveaway of the DOTA 2 beta keys have boosted numbers by a far margin. Great game either way while maintaining originality.

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