Steam Sale pushes concurrent users to new heights

If you played a game on Steam yesterday, then chances are you helped Valve make history, by hitting a new milestone in concurrent players on its Steam platform. In total, over eight million people were online at once during yesterday's countdown to the end of the Steam Sale.

The big peak was hit at around 12PM on the West Coast, but it continued to bob along at near that level for several hours through the early afternoon. The biggest games were all Valve properties, showing that it's still king of the hill in that respect. DotA 2 took the top spot, followed by CS-GO and Team Fortress 2.

However some of the items that were most heavily discounted in the recent Steam Sale were also big contributors, with PayDay 2 bringing in the numbers alongside the Legendary Edition of Skyrim, which proved very popular over the past week at just a few dollars for a copy.

While the sale is still ongoing for now, with almost every big game that appeared discounted over the past week showing up again, we may get another bump to the numbers later today, though it seems unlikely, what with everyone working, that we'll hit the same sort of levels.

It is holding steady at the moment at around five million though, so it shows that Steam's servers never really get much of a break.

With the Steam sale winding down, what were some of the big purchases you guys made? Did your wallet take a beating?

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not that great

steam sales are the same old shit year after year , they overprice games and when it comes to the sales, the shit games are put on sale and the good ones get little discount off, and the games on there are mostly shit anyway, watchdogs one of them, be honest , why do people buy off steam and support that sack of shit company robbing people blind as a rule , when you can have a games sale everyday from torrent sites ? u pay fuck all for good games, most games are avg on pc anyway cept some big titles , for which i buy.

They overprice games? Seems

They overprice games? Seems to me Steam game prices are the same as other online distributors and retail stores, then twice a year Steam is pretty much the only store to have so many games on discount. If you mean games in general are overpriced then blame the industry, not a single distributor.

I dropped a little over $50

I dropped a little over $50 total on the sale. Would have been close to the $150-$200 range without it. This will give me lots to do well into the winter. Thanks Steam for being so awesome! My best buy was the Bioshock bundle. I got all three games for $9.99 or $12.99...something around there. Played some of the first one and nothing of the other two. Cant wait to give them a try!

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