Steam Stats and Facts

Steam Facts

Here are a few of the most interesting Steam stats I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated Steam stats become available.

Steam Facts

  • Website: store.steampowered.com
  • Launch Year: 2003
  • Headquarters: Bellevue, WA
  • Developer: Valve
  • What is Steam?

Join Steam for free and get games delivered straight to your desktop with automatic updates and a massive gaming community. (source)


Steam Stats

How many people use Steam?

90 million monthly active players

Last updated 10/24/18


How many people use Steam Link?

2 million installs

Last updated 5/23/19


Number of daily Steam users:

47 million daily active players

Last updated 10/24/18


Amount of time players spent in games on Steam in 2019:

2.5 million years


Average number of new Steam users per month:

1.5 million users

Last updated 8/3/17


Number of Steam registered users:

125 million registered users

Last updated 1/10/18


Number of Steam paying users:

27 million users

Last updated 1/10/18


Number of Steam users in China:

30 million

Last updated 10/18/18


Percentage of Steam sales in 2017 that come from North America:

34%

Last updated 8/3/17


Percentage of the PC gaming market that Steam reportedly controls:

50-70%

Last updated 2/13/17


Number of games available on Steam:

20,489 games

Last updated 1/10/18


Total number of user-generated pieces of content on Steam:

400 million pieces of content

Last updated 2/24/15


Highest amount of concurrent Steam users so far:

24.535 million concurrent players

Last updated 4/6/20


Top selling game on Steam in 2018:

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey


Average number of games owned per Steam user:

11.07 games

Last updated 1/10/18


Number of gaming titles for Linux on Steam:

more than 1,000 games

Last updated 3/14/15


First game to have over 1 million concurrent players on Steam:

Dota 2


Percentage of Steam users that run some version of Windows:

96.44%

Last updated 9/6/18


Percentage of Steam users that run MacOS:

2.87%

Last updated 9/6/18


Percentage of Steam users that run Windows 10:

79%

Last updated 2/7/20


Number of countries Steam is available in:

237 countries

Last updated 12/19/16


Number of languages Steam is available in:

21 languages

Last updated 12/19/16


Amount that creators on the Steam Workshop have earned:

$57 million

Last updated 1/29/15


Number of creators in the Steam Workshop:

1,500

Last updated 1/29/15


Number of countries the Steam Workshop is active in:

75 countries

Last updated 1/29/15


Number of VR games available on Steam:

600

Last updated 10/11/16


Number of new games launched on Steam in 2016:

5,245


Number of new games launched on Steam in 2015:

around 3,000


Number of paid games that were activated on Steam in 2016:

370 million

Last updated 1/6/17


Steam’s estimated revenue for 2016:

$3.5 billion


Steam’s estimated revenue for 2015:

$3.5 billion


Number of game titles that were added to Steam in 2017:

7,672

Last updated 1/10/18


Average number of new titles added to Steam daily in 2017:

21/day

Last updated 1/10/18