Steam was developed by Valve corporation back in 2003 and has grown rapidly over the past two decades. Since it’s release, the undisputed gaming platform has dominated its rivals and not one has come close to its success. After years of expansion in quality and variety of games, Steam finally hits one billionth account.
By the authority of Steam ID Finder, the platform’s billionth account was registered on April 28th with the first ever ID of 1,000,000,000. With overwhelming excitement, Steam community almost instantly resolved by marking the occasion with more than 19 pages’ worth of comments on the account’s profile to celebrate this historic event.
It’s important to mention that the number of Steam accounts are not all users. The reason behind this is because hundreds of millions of Steam accounts are banned, bots that monitor the community’s well behavior or belong to gamers who have more than one Steam account. During December 2018, Valve banned over 600,000 Steam accounts making for a record number of bans on the platform.
Such growth of the community could not be achieved without the dynamic correspondence between Steam’s game release and its community. Let’s take a look at one of the most successful breakthroughs in the history of the world’s best gaming platform.
Steam Community’s Record Breaking Activity
Just two years ago, Steam community already had a record breaking activity of 18 million users being online simultaneously, marking it as the most ‘live‘ gaming platform of all time. A year later, the activity of 90 million monthly active users was recorded with a 47 million daily users.
During this period, Steam’s growth was massively increased by the outbreak in popularity of PUBG. It has been recorded as one of the best selling and most played video games of all time. By selling over 50 million copies worldwide, PUBG had over 400 million players including the mobile version.
While Steam finally hits one billionth account, this year’s worthy mentions are Valve’s titles – Dota 2, CS:GO and TF 2. With Dota 2 taking the first spot with 1.250.000 daily active users as the most played game on the platform. CS:GO comes in as third with rescpectful 550.000, and TF 2 at tenth with its peaks just over 50.000.
Since Steam’s most successful year, the number of daily active users has decreased, and have been shifting around 15 million. Their numbers are going down largely due to Epic Games’ arrival on the scene. The Epic Games Store has managed to become a real threat to Steam in just a matter of months. They’ve been buying exclusive rights to titles such as The Divison 2, Metro: Exodus, and their latest Borderlands 3.
However, we never know what Steam got in store for us in the upcoming years. All we can expect from the best gaming platform in the world, are more record breaking games for us to enjoy.
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