At the height of the pandemic, Steam successively broke records in the number of competing players connected. What obviously seemed more than normal, in the end, we had millions of people thrown home, and many of them went back to their PC to see what was “eat” in the video game world.
By the way, it’s a little bit because of this that we’re in the middle of a chip crisis, and there are no graphics cards for anyone. There was a massive increase in demand, which of course is still being felt. Which apparently resulted in a new record, at the height of Thanksgiving Day in the United States… 27 million players, connected at the same time, to the Steam servers!
Steam broke the record for players of COVID’s height
Therefore, Steam has broken the old record of 26.9 million players connected simultaneously, set in April, the 24th of November 2021. We are talking about 27,385,025 players, all of them connected to Steam servers at the same time. It’s amazing!
Interestingly, this record coincided with Steam’s Autumn Discounts, which of course brought to the table several discounts for popular games. A ‘Sale’ that was formerly known as the Black Friday Sale, but has now changed its name, for reasons unknown.