Steam, one of the most successful digital games stores, once again broke its own simultaneous player record, exceeding 20 million concurrent users as of March 16, 2020. The digital network had reached a record high at the time, with 6.2 million of the 20 million online users allegedly participating in-game.
As reported in the study, this could be due to the coronavirus pandemic that forced people to remain indoors. The previous record was 18.8 million users, last month. The coronavirus outbreak in other parts of the world does not show signs of slowing down, and Steam is likely to see more usage leaps.
Coronavirus has prompted many businesses to allow their workers to operate from their homes to avoid the gathering of large numbers of people in one location. This has also shut down movie theaters, schools, and several other places that have significant public gatherings.
In general, steam and gaming have become big distractions for many, as bars and theaters close across the world to try to stop the spread of the disease that eventually contributed to this story. And although this is real, games were not immune to the sting of social disruption.
Here are the 10 top-selling games published for the week on Steam;
- Valve Index VR Kit
- Borderlands 3
- Borderlands 3
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Year 5 Pass
Players mainly stuck to old classics, Counter-Strike: At its height, the global attack had 1,024,845 participants, led by 701,632 teams on Dota 2. PUBG reached a total of 515,050 simultaneous matches. Certain titles in this series included Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Grand Theft Auto V, and Destiny 2.