Steam Hits Five Million Concurrent Players
Like most of the staff here at Inside Gaming, I spent my holiday break catching up on all the video games I’ve yet to finish from 2011, as to not backlog myself for the new year.
It would appear that I’m not alone, as Steam, the primary platform for accessing and playing PC games, has recently peaked at five million concurrent players, according to their stats page. In layman’s terms, Steam can expect upwards of five million active users in any single day. You might say, they’re really gaining STEAM.
More interesting though, is observing how much of the Steam audience has been affected by the introduction of Origin, EA’s new online game platform, and more importantly, direct competitor. While PC users are required to use Origin for popular titles like Battlefield 3 and the recently released MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, it would seem that many are not entirely hopping off the Steam bandwagon — not yet at least.
[via PC Gamer]