Steam in 2020: 50% more hours played than in 2019

Steam in 2020: 50% more hours played than in 2019

Steam released its 2020 Year in Review, which reveals that the hours played on Steam were 50.7% higher than 2019.Steam began its 2020 Year in Review by acknowledging the COVID-19 pandemic which is still ongoing , and noted that while Steam saw “Significant Growth” before the lockdowns began, video game play time increased as people started staying home.

This change led to new record stats for Steam, including 120 million monthly active players, 62.6 million daily active players, 24.8 million peak concurrent players, 2.6 million new buyers per month, 21.4% more games purchased compared to 2019, and the above 50.7% more game hours compared to 2019 statistics. The increase in the number of people buying and playing games has resulted in a considerable increase in traffic, with in March 2020 an increase of 30 to 40% of total traffic. related to game downloads. Cyberpunk 2077 also added to that server stress, with the game breaking download traffic records with a peak of 52 …

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