There might be more choices than ever now if you want to play games on PC, but Steam is still leading the pack.
Yesterday, February 9, 2020, Steam topped out as 19,107,803 active users logged in. Of those, over 6 million were in-game. That’s the highest concurrent count ever recorded for Valve’s platform.
They're still increasing 📈
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) February 9, 2020
Likewise, Valve competitive shooter CSGO also hit its all-time peak the same day. CSGO’s previous record was 854,801, recorded in August 2012. Yesterday there were 901,681 players in-game, with around half of those players enjoying the game on official servers.
CSGO hasn’t even had a huge content drop to lure players back in, it’s just a timeless classic doing its thing. Perhaps as shooters all move away from the space it inhabits, people’s tastes are beginning to pine for a dose of classic shooter action.
At the time of writing, 458,439 players are checking corners and landing headshots in Valve’s FPS.
Thanks to SteamDB for the stats.