Despite PC Gaming Being Dead, Steam Has Hit 7 Million Concurrent Users


Yes yes, PC gaming is dead. Who cares about console-only developers releasing their games on the PC? Who cares about those PC exclusives that were funded via Kickstarter? Who cares about indie developers? And who cares about Steam hitting 7 million concurrent users? PC gaming is dead, get over it. Move along, nothing more to see. The cake is a lie.

Jokes aside, today is a great day for PC gamers. As spotted by NeoGAF, Steam has just broke its 7 million concurrent users goal. To put this into perspective, this is one million more users online simultaneously (as Valve’s service had 6 million concurrent users last year).


Naturally, this huge number of people was not playing games on Steam at the same time, but that’s irrelevant. This growth proves that PC gaming is far from dead, something you already knew but hey, it’s good to have some numbers to back up your claim, right?

Enjoy and happy PC gaming!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email