Peak online of 33 million people and revenue growth of games on sale — Steam summed up the results of 2023

The Steam team shared the platform's statistics for 2023. It turned out that by some indicators it was a record.

The main thing from the report

  • In 2023, the peak online Steam reached the mark of 33 million people. By the way, Steam has already updated this record this year — in January 2024, online grew to 33.67 million people.
  • For the first time, more than 500 games in a year have grossed over $3 million each. For comparison, in 2018, half as many games had such annual revenues.
  • During the fall sale of 2023, the games earned more than a year earlier. This time, 19% more games were able to earn over $500,000, and 21% more games were able to earn over $1 million.

  • From December 20 to December 31, 2023, Steam users activated gift cards worth over $80 million.
  • More than a quarter of the new products from the top of the best games were developed by the teams that first released the game on Steam.
  • During the year, 11.8 million Steam users used the playtest function — 41% more than in 2022.
  • The Steam team reported that Antarctica residents are actively playing on the platform. Over the past week, they have downloaded a total of 200 GB of games and updates.

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