Steam, which allows players all over the world to have all kinds of different games digitally, is an online game distribution platform owned by Valve, one of the biggest stakeholders in the game world. Launched in September 2003, the platform is among the most popular distribution services in the world, thanks to its awe-inspiring features such as local pricing and official support for many countries’ currencies.
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Launch Date: September 12, 2003
Parent Company: Valve Corporation
Steam User Statistics
+ On Saturday, January 7th, Steam surpassed previous user milestones by reaching 10,082,055 active in-game players and 32,186,301 concurrent online users.
+ Steam broke another record in terms of concurrent users on November 26, 2022. According to the official Steam data, while the record was broken, 31.3 million were playing games at the same time.
+ On October 23, 2022, Steam reached a new milestone with 30 million concurrent users, 8.5 million of which were in-game. The platform reached a total of 30,012,957 users online at the same time.
|Date||Steam Concurrent Users|
|January 2023||32.2 million|
|November 2022||31.3 million|
|October 2022||30 million|
|January 2022||29 million|
|November 2021||27 million|
|December 2020||24.8 million|
|December 2019||17.6 million|
|June 2018||17.2 million|
|September 2017||15.6 million|
|September 2016||12.6 million|
|August 2015||10 million|
|August 2014||7.2 million|
|January 2013||6.6 million|
+ In 2021, Steam reached 132 million monthly active users globally.
Steam Game Statistics
+ In the first eight months of 2022, 7,123 games were released on Steam. On the platform, which only 7 games were published in the year it launched, 1582 games were released in 2014.
|Year||Number of Games Released on Steam|
+ 70 games released in the first half of 2022 have generated more than $1 million on Steam. 80% of all games released in 2021 generated less than $5,000 in gross revenue, and only 1,16% have earned over $1 million. (80.lv)
Steam Revenue Statistics (2022)
+ In 2021, Steam sold around 439 million games on its platform (excluding free downloads). It is estimated that Steam game revenue for 2021 was over $10 million. Analysts expect that Steam revenue will decline in 2022 due to macroeconomic factors. The platform generated $3.1 billion in the first half of 2022 (including the platform’s fees, but excluding IAPs), up 3% year-over-year.
+ In 2021, Steam’s average revenue per user was $23.66, according to Statista. The platform’s ARPU was estimated to drop to $19.35 by 2027.
In 2021, platform sales were estimated to account for 74.4 percent of Steam revenue, with in-game microtransactions accounting for the remaining 25.6 percent. (Statista)