Steam, one of the most popular digital distribution platforms for games, has hit a new all-time high for concurrent users. On January 2nd, Steam had over 25 million users logged in simultaneously, according to SteamDB.
Now, this does not mean that 25 million users were playing games at the same time. This number is just the total number of users logged into Steam. The number of users playing games when this record was broken was 7.4 million, which did not break the previous record of 8.1 million set back in March of 2020.
Steam has continued to break records over the last few months. At this point, it seems that reaching newer records is not an "if" but a "when." This increased number of players is most certainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued the world since early 2020.
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