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Steam boasts 120 million active users per month, more than Xbox or PlayStation

The PC Master Race continues unstoppable, especially with the year 2020 that we have just experienced. This to Steam, which is still the largest platform (although it has more and more competition) of gaming on PC, it is paying it to constantly break its own records.

In their retrospective of the year 2020 they have published detailed statistical data for the whole year and already boast 120 million monthly active players, This is more than Xbox or PlayStation, whose latest figures are 90 and 113 million UAM respectively.

A year of records

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During the first week of January, Steam again broke its record of active users for the seventh time in the last 12 months, exceeding 25.4 million. They did that after having closed 2020 with a record of 24,804,148 people connected, coinciding with the launch of Cyberpunk 2077.

The folks at Valve say that while they were already experiencing significant growth in 2020 before the lockdowns due to the pandemic, the time people started spending on video games when we had to stay home, dramatically skyrocketed the number of people who bought and played games during the year.

31.3 billion hours were played on Steam in 2020, more than double the number in 2019

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Steam has seen tremendous growth with new highs for monthly active users (120.4 million), daily active users (62.6 million), maximum concurrent users (24.8 million), first purchases (2.6 million) per month), hours of play (31.3 billion hours) and the number of games purchased (21.4% increase compared to 2019).

Sales and demo testing also grew, there was a 36% increase in the number of games that generated at least $ 100,000 Americans compared to the 2019 and 2020 winter sales.

Virtual reality games also grew in 2020, with a 32% increase in sales over the previous year, and 1.7 million users using SteamVR for the first time. All this and more contributed to Steam will deliver 25.2 exabytes of data in 2020That's 25,000 petabytes, or 25 million terabytes.