Steam's winter sale is drawing a record number of concurrent users
If you missed out on Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC, you can snag it on Steam for just $4.99, which is 75 percent off its normal selling price. Fallout: New Vegas is also marked down 75 percent to the ridiculously low price of $2.49, and you can find scores of other games at discounted prices as part of Steam's Holiday Sale for 2013. Not by coincidence, while all this is going on, Steam just recorded the largest number of concurrent users.
The number of gamers logged into Steam peaked at 7,679,286 on December 29, trumping the 7 million record that was set over Thanksgiving weekend and a high of 6 million last year. At the time of this writing, there are more than 7.4 million gamers on Steam, according to the Steam & Game Stats page.
Steam is home to around 65 million users. Out of those logging in, the most popular game right now is the free-to-play title Dota 2, which hit a peak of 601,749 users today. After that, it's a steep drop off to the second most popular title, Left 4 Dead 2, with a peak of 111,035 users.