Steam Statistics For 2024 (Users, Popular Games & Market)

Steam has become one of the world’s most popular gaming distribution platforms since its launch in 2003

Beyond its role as an online game marketplace, Steam fosters community engagement among game developers and players alike, contributing to its widespread popularity.

If you’re a gamer wanting to stay up-to-date on their favorite games or discover new ones, you’ve come to the right place.

This article covers everything a gamer wants to know in 2024, including Steam user statistics, popular games, and recommended gadgets.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Top Steam Statistics – 2024

  1. Steam’s gaming platform has 31 million concurrent players worldwide as of 2024.
  1. By 2024, Steam is predicted to generate a revenue surpassing $8.49 billion.
  1. Steam yields an average revenue of $23.66 per user. However, projections indicate that the average revenue per user will decline to $19.35 by 2027.
  1. Nearly 30,000 games are available on Steam as of June 2023. 
  1. Lost Ark was the most-played game on Steam, with 1,325,305 peak number of concurrent players in 2022.
  1. Your Chronicle is the most popular game on Steam by average playtime, with 237 hours and 32 minutes as of June 2023. 
  1. Only five games have more than 97% of ratings on Steams. These games are Portal 2, Hades, Factorio, The Witcher: Wild Hunt, and Terraria.
  1. English is the most common language of the Steam gaming platform, with 36.87% of the share.
  1. Valve game developer has the top ratings on Steam, with 8.5 ratings
  1. 48 million Steam users use game controllers.
  1. 71.82% of Steam users with multiple monitors have a desktop resolution of 2840 x 1080, while 67.29% have a primary display resolution of 1920 x 1080.
  1. Steam receives 16.89% of total traffic from the United States, while most traffic comes from China to Steam, with 19%.
  1.  Windows 10-64 bit operating system is most used by Steam games, with 63.46% of the share as of 2023.  

Steam Users Statistics For 2024

Ever since its launch, Steam has grown significantly, now boasting millions of users. We’ll explore essential statistics about Steam’s user base in this section.

Shall we begin?

  1. Steam’s gaming platform has 31 million peak concurrent players worldwide as of 2024
  • 2015- 8.4 million
  • 2017- 14 million
  • 2018- 18.5 million
  • 2020- 24.8 million
  • 2021- 27.4 million
  • 2022- 30 million
  • 2023- 33 million
  • 2024- 31 million
Steam Users Statistics
  1. According to the latest data, there are 132 million monthly active users on Steam.
YearMonthly Active Users of Steam
201767 million
201890 million
201995 million
2020120 million
2021132 million
  1. In 2021, there were 69 million daily active users on Steam. 
  • 2017- 33 million
  • 2018- 47 million
  • 2020- 62.6 million
  • 2021- 69 million
  1. St4ck is the top user on Steam, reaching level 5000; the second user is Magic, with 3913 levels. 

Source: Statista.

Steam Market Statistics

Today, Steam is a multi-billion-dollar gaming platform in terms of revenue, which continues to grow day by day. 

Steam Market Statistics

Let’s take a closer look at the Steam market to get a complete understanding of it.

  1. The experts anticipate Steam revenue will reach $9.33 billion by the end of 2027. 
  1. It is predicted that Steam will genefrate  $8,208.29 million in revenue worldwide in 2023.
YearRevenue
2027*$9.33 billion
2026*$9.08 billion
2025*$8.80 billion
2024*$8.49 billion
2023$8.56 billion
2022$8.78 billion
2021$10.04 billion
2020$9.72 billion 

*Projected

  1. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Steam has experienced a significant increase in revenue, reaching a total of $10.048 billion.
  1. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor-NEW is the best-selling game on Steam by revenue as of May 2023. 

Here is a list of the top best-selling games on Steam by revenue. 

  1. Star War Jedi: Survivor-NEW
  2. Steam Deck
  3. Mahjong Soul
  4. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  5. Age Of Wonders 4- NEW
  6. Naraka: Bladepoint
  7. Cult of the Lamb
  8. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon- Pre-orders
  9. Don’t Starve Together
  10. FIFA 23
  1. 50% of Steam’s revenue comes from only 100 games. 
  1. According to 2021 data, Steam yielded an average revenue of $23.66 per user. However, projections indicate that the average revenue per user will decline to $19.35 by 2027.

Source: Statista.

Steam Demographics Statistics

Based on Statista’s report, there are more male video gamers than female gamers in the United States. In this section, we’ll explore this topic further.

Steam Demographics Statistics
  1. 43% of Steam users in the United States are aged between 20 to 29 years. 
  • 20 to 29 years- 43%
  • More than 65 years- 6%  
  1. 14.43% of Steam users are from the United States. 
  1. There are more than 30 million Steam users in China. 
  1. 68% of Steam gamers are male, while the remaining 32% are female in the United States.

Source: Enterprise Apps Today, Statista.

Steam Games Statistics

There are numerous games available on Steam, but only a select few can make it to the top of the list.

Steam Games Statistics

In this section, we will highlight all of the top games currently available on Steam.

  1. Nearly 50,361 games games are available on Steam as of 2024.
  1. In 2023, 9,103 games were released on Steam worldwide.
Steam Games Statistics
YearThe Number of Games Released on Steam Worldwide
200464
200579
2006143
2007129
2008190
2009278
2010309
2011323
2012434
2013583
20141,348
20152,500
20164,315
20176,306
20188,159
20197,816
20209,635
202110,283
202210,963
20239,103
  1. Your Chronicle is the most popular game on Steam by average playtime, with 237 hours and 32 minutes as of February 2023. 
GameHours spend in two weeks
Your Chronicle 237 hours and 32 minutes
War Robots208 hours and 59 minutes
Robocraft118 hours and 37 minutes
Black Squad103 hours and 51 minutes
Empyrion- Galactic Survival79 hours and 27 minutes
Hurtworld60 hours and 36 minutes
Crossout59 hours and 42 minutes
Unturned45 hours and 11 minutes
Football Manager 202144 hours and 13 minutes
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI with Power Up Kit43 hours and 42 minutes
  1. Lost Ark was the most-played game on Steam, with 1,325,305 peak number of concurrent players in 2022.
  • Lost Ark- 1,325,305 players
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive- 1,132,038 players 
  • Dota 2- 1,029,897 players
  • Elden Ring- 953,426 players
  • PUBG- 693,588 players
  • Apex Legends- 511, 265 players
  • Goose Goose Duck- 416,328 players
  • World Of Warship- 405,633 players
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2- 309,821 players
  • Destiny 2- 289,930 players
  1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the top game on Steam by the hourly average number of players, with 603.77K players. 
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive- 603.77K players
  • Dota 2- 466.5K players
  • Lost Ark- 277.66K players
  • PUBG- 207.87K players
  • Apex Legends- 188.38K players
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II- 149.4K players 
  • Elden Ring- 111.26K players
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V)- 93.59K players 
  • Team Fortress 2- 86.68K players
  • Rust- 79.89K players
  1. The most-rated game on Steam is Portal 2, with 97.61% of an average rating. 
  1. Only five games have more than 97% of ratings on Steams. These games are Portal 2, Hades, Factorio, The Witcher: Wild Hunt, and Terraria.
  • Portal 2- 97.61%
  • Factorio- 97.44%
  • Hades- 97.43%
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- 97.10%
  • Terraria- 97.09%
  1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive only have 88% of ratings on Steam.  
  1. On Steam, the top 1% of games earn more than $25 million
  1. Half of the Steam games (50%) even do not earn $5,000. 
  1. There are only 12 games that have Platinum ratings on Steam. 
  1. On average, 63 games sales for every review on Steam. 
  1. Over 50,000 games are available on U.S. Steam Store.   
  1. From 2020, the sales of games on Steam increased by 21%.  

Source: Statista, Finance Online.

Steam Content Statistics

Here we will take a look at the most popular languages used by Steam users on the Steam platform. Let’s dive right in.

  1. English is the most common language of the Steam gaming platform, with 36.87% of the share as of 2023
  • English- 36.87%
  • Simplified Chinese- 23.81%
  • Russian- 10.31%
  • Spanish-Spain- 5.63%
  • Portuguese-Brazil- 4.08%
  • German- 2.96%
  • French- 2.38%
  • Japanese- 2.18%
  • Polish- 1.92%
  • Turkish- 1.64%

Source: Statista.

Steam Library Statistics

You’ll find a diverse range of game developers within the Steam Library. In the following section, we’ll highlight some of the industry’s leading developers on Steam.

  1. Valve game developer has the top ratings, with 8.5 ratings
  • Valve- 8.5 ratings
  • Supergiant Games- 8.44 ratings
  • Klei Developers- 8.4 ratings
  • The Behemoth- 8.36 ratings
  • Free Lives- 8.35 ratings
  • CDPR- 8.18 ratings
  • Bethesda- 7.85 ratings
  • Feral Interactive- 7.8 ratings

Source: Finance Online.

What Steam Gamers Use?

Gamers utilize various tools and devices while engaging in online games. In this section, I have gathered all pertinent statistics regarding the gadgets used by Steam gamers.

What Steam Gamers Use

Let’s take a look.

  1. 48 million Steam users use game controllers.
  1. 74.83% of Steam users use NVIDIA video cards.

Here is a list of video cards that Steam users use. 

  • NVIDIA- 74.83% 
  • AMD- 16.28%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060- 9.19%
  • Intel- 8.76% 
  1. 100% of Steam users use microphones. 
  1. 71.34% of Steam gamers use Intel as a PC processor. 
  1. 22.91% of Steam gamers use Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets. 
  • Oculus Quest 2- 22.91%
  • Oculus Rift S- 21.58%
  • Valve Index HMD- 16%
  1. 71.82% of Steam users with multiple monitors have a desktop resolution of 2840 x 1080, while 67.29% have a primary display resolution of 1920 x 1080.
  1. Windows 10-64 bit operating system is most used by Steam games, with 63.46% of the share as of 2023. 
  • Windows 10 64-bit- 63.46%
  • Windows 11 64-bit- 30.33%
  • Windows 7 64-bit- 1.6%
  • Mac OS 12.5.0 64-bit- 0.52%
  • Others- 4.09%
  1. 16 GB RAM is used by more than half of the Steam users, with 51.74% of the share as of 2023. 
  • 16 GB- 51.74% 
  • 8 GB- 21.3%
  • 32 GB- 13.84%
  • 4 GB- 5.84%
  • Other- 7.28%

Source: Finance Online. 

General Steam Statistics 

Here are some of the general Steam statistics that will help you to better understand the platform.

  1. Steam receives 16.89% of total traffic from the United States, while most traffic comes from China to Steam, with 19%.
  • The United States- 16.89%
  • China- 19%
  • Russia- 5.8%
  • Germany- 4.4%
  1. Steam user Sonix owned the most games on Steam, with 24,601 games
  1. 71.34% of Steam users use Intel Processor for their desktops. 
  1. Steam users use 80.2 PB in the United States
  • China- 90.7 PB
  • The United States- 80.2 PB
  1. Steam users in Myanmar use 0 BP

Here is a list of countries that uses 0 BP. 

  • Myanmar
  • Cuba
  • Sudan
  • Eritrea
  • Somaliland
  • Syria
  • Kosovo
  • Iran
  • Western Sahara
  • East Timor
  1. Asia uses 5.7 Tbps bandwidth.

Source: Statista, Finance Online, Enterprise Apps Today. 

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