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Steam Player Count Jumped To A Record 90 Million Per Month

Valve has now revealed some updated stats of Steam including a record of 18.5 Million peak concurrent users. User activity of Steam player count also reveals a rapid growth in the daily and monthly number of players.

Two developers from Valve, Kristian Miller and Sean Jenkin took the opportunity at Melbourne Games Week to discuss the player stats of Steam. According to the team, Steam now gets about 47 Million daily active users and 90 Million for the whole month.

Interestingly, some of these users make 1.6 Million worth of purchases in a single month. Valve also mentioned that they are now working on to make Australian Dollars an official currency on the store.

Valve plans on implementing this change by the mid of November. It will obviously make it easier for the gamers living in Australia to make purchases without having their total converted to USD.

Now, this rapid change in the Steam player count is mostly because of the interest in games like Dota 2 and the famous PUBG which sold more than 15 million copies alone in China.

Valve is working on other currencies to be supported in the store. Some of them are as follows.

  • Vietnamese Dong
  • Ukrainian Hryvnia
  • Australian Dollar
  • Polish Zloty
  • Argentine Peso
  • Israeli New Shekel
  • Kazakhstani Tenge
  • Kuwaiti Dinar
  • Qatari Rial
  • Costa Rican Colon
  • Uruguayan Peso

Steam is growing stronger each day but in case you don’t know, Bethesda is not bringing Fallout 76 to it this time.

Every previous game in the Fallout series released on Steam but not this time. It’s not for the reason you are thinking. Bethesda is not doing it to avoid shares but they are doing this to have a direct relationship with their player base.

Because it’s an online, always-on game-as-a-service. Based on our experience based on other things that we’ve done, we felt like having a direct relationship with our customers was super important to us. And so doing it through Bethesda.net

Fallout 76 will be released on Bethesda.net to have better control over the issues of the game so they can offer the best possible experience.