Valve Boasts New 18.5 Concurrent Users Record on Steam

If you think Steam hasn't seen any of that success of high numbers that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been raking in, don't be mistaken. Today, Valve just showed off on their own stats site that they've just hit a brand new record of 18.5 million concurrent players at once, beating out their previous record of 16 million back in October.

According to the data, PUBG is clearly the frontrunner for the players online at any given time, with Dota 2 following close behind, with CS:GO, Grand Theft Auto V, and Rainbow Six Siege all rounding out the top five in some shape or form.

Valve Boasts New 18.5 Concurrent Users Record on Steam

Now whether or not this is going to be the highest number yet is anyone's guess. A lot of people assumed the 16 million would be the peak after PUBG went live on Xbox One and had the chance of dragging some of the PC audience over to the console. As the data clearly shows, not only is that not the case, but the numbers for PUBG have been holding steady with slight growth from time to time. The next couple of months will be the real test to see if this rise was simply a fluke, a continuing trend, or the peak of what will eventually be a plateau for a while.

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