Steam surpasses 8 million concurrent users

The Steam Summer Sale has come and gone for this year, but the 2014 edition of the annual event had to have left those at Valve, the parent company behind the Steam client, with a large smile on their collective faces.

At various times over the last week, the number of concurrent users logged into Steam surpassed 8 million according to the company’s official tracking website found via NeoGAF. The most recent instance of 8 million-plus concurrent users occurred around noon PT on Sunday, June 29, which just so happened to be the last day players would see new deals announced.

At its peak, Steam had 8.02 million users online at one time.

The top games of the last 24 hours, during the time when the user total peak, are as follows:

Current Players Peak Today Game
589,400 775,279 Dota 2
136,792 163,421 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
72,588 78,227 Team Fortress 2
61,018 64,383 Garry’s Mod
56,304 63,814 PAYDAY 2
54,908 64,281 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
52,408 71,083 Football Manager 2014
51,728 73,866 Sid Meier’s Civilization V
30,101 30,101 Terraria
27,757 31,730 Counter-Strike

Games like Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2 aren’t surprising because of the fact they are free-to-play Valve games. However, Civilization 5, Borderlands 2 and Terraria all were featured heavily during the Steam Summer Sale, which would indicate that a number of new copies of the game were sold during the event.

What do you think of the number of users that have logged on to Steam over the last few days during Steam’s Summer Sale? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below. And be sure to tell us what games you bought during the Summer Sale.

Tags: PC Steam Summer Sale Valve

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