A couple of weeks ago, it was announced that Valve’s Steam Summer sale had kicked off. The sale is expected to run until the 30th of June and if you’re wondering just how popular the sale was, or how many Steam users are actually active, the Steam Summer Sale Encore Day’s numbers might be able to clue you in.
According to the platform’s stat page (via NeoGAF), it was revealed that on the 29th of June, which is the Steam Summer Sale Encore Day, the platform had reached peak usage of a little over 8 million concurrent members, meaning that there were over 8 million Steam users who were on the service at the same time!
This broke the company’s previous record of concurrent users from back in December during the Christmas period. At that time, it was reported that there were over 7.5 million users during that period. A year earlier back in 2012, it was reported that Valve had broken the 6 million mark, so we can only imagine that number will most likely be increasing again during this year’s Christmas period.
The Steam Summer Sale will officially end of the 30th of June at 10AM PDT/7AM ET, so if you still have last minute purchases to make, you can do so now before the timer ends!