For the longest time ever, gamers who wanted to get PC games had to go to a retail store to get their hands on one, or they could purchase and download it via the developer/publisher’s website directly, at least until unified storefronts such as Steam came along where it introduced a community, friends list, and a ton of games for gamers to choose from.
So exactly how many players does Valve have on Steam at the moment? For those who are curious about the size of Steam, it has been revealed that Valve is boasting as much as 125 million active Steam accounts! Granted there are probably a few duplicates but still, 125 million active accounts is a lot, not to mention all these accounts are downloading and purchasing games on a daily basis.
Just so you can get an idea of how big 125 million is, it has been estimated that in Japan there are 126 million people, 121 million in Mexico, 80 million in Germany, and 65 million in the UK, meaning that the amount of gamers on Steam is almost double that of the amount of people living in the UK at the moment, pretty impressive, huh?
Valve had also previously boasted that they had 8.9 million concurrent users (which is basically 8.5 million players online at once), and with DotA 2, the company saw an all-time high of 1 million concurrent gamers.