Opening SteamDB this morning we noticed a big oddity: the collection Capcom Arcade Stadium currently counts more than 200,000 contemporary players its Steam. This is an incredible peak, considering that since the launch on May 15, 2021, he had never seen so many players all together, despite having some titles accessible for free. In fact, in recent days it had often recorded peaks of about thirty players, while now it is third in the ranking of the most played titles on Steam.
Capcom Arcade Stadium is experiencing impressive player spikes
Seeing Capcom Arcade Stadium third on Steam’s most played list is quite impressive
The reasons for this incredible and sudden success are not yet clear, so much so that even the community that revolves around the collection. It is true that there are currently sales on Steam, but Capcom Arcade Stadium is not sold at a particularly tempting discount (just -25%), so we don’t think it depends on that. Checking out Twitch we didn’t find any top streamers engaging in retrogaming, so we can’t appeal to the herd effect either.
That someone has suddenly discovered they can’t live without Final Fight or Strider? We hope so, because they are still great titles today, but we doubt that this is the case.