Steam, a video game platform, has updated its historical record for the number of concurrent users. On March 10, at approximately 9:00 AM EST, the service surpassed the 35.3 million user mark, who were all online simultaneously. This record was set just 9 days after the previous achievement when Steam's online user count was 34.2 million.


During the peak online period, over 11.1 million users were in-game. This is one of the highest figures in the platform's history. The impressive growth in user activity indicates Steam's continuing success and popularity as a leading platform for gamers worldwide.

Previously, on March 2, Steam updated its online record, and now the service has broken its own record within a short time frame. Users in the comments attribute the growth in user activity to several factors. Firstly, there were high-profile releases in February, such as Helldivers 2, which attracted many players. Secondly, Electronic Arts (EA) recently released its classic games on Steam, which could have also contributed to the rise in online activity. What do you think is the reason behind Steam's high online user count? Write your thoughts in the comments.

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