Steam MAUs hit astronomical 120 million in 2020, up 26% year-over-year

Steam had 120 million monthly active users in 2020, beating 2019's numbers by 25 million gamers (+26% year-over-year MAUs)

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Steam's monthly active users for 2020 skyrocket thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns, and game sales are up a substantial 21% over last year.

Steam MAUs hit astronomical 120 million in 2020, up 26% year-over-year 523

Steam's MAUs surged to a massive 120 million in 2020, up 15 million players since 2019 and representing a sizable 26% year-over-year increase. DAUs, or daily active users, hit 62.6 million and Steam had a whopping 24.8 million gamers online at the same time during the year. COVID-19 is no doubt the major motivator for the user spike as more consumers stayed indoors and turned to gaming when quarantining and social distancing.

Steam's Monthly active players have risen nearly 80% from 2017 - 2020 as more gamers adopt PC hardware and buy into the ecosystem.

Steam MAUs hit astronomical 120 million in 2020, up 26% year-over-year 232

Other interesting tidbits from Steam's 2020 performance;

  • Game sales were up 21.4% over 2019
  • 50% more hours spent in-game compared to 2019
  • +71% VR revenues with 104 million Steam VR sessions
  • 46.6 million gamers used a controller
  • Valve delivered an insane 25.2 exabytes of data in 2020, up more than 5
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