How big is Steam these days? Bigger than ever it would appear, as the service has just recently broken its concurrent users record. Just last September Steam had 4 million users online at the precise same time, but earlier this morning it managed to push that number to an incredible 5 million.
It's proof, if proof were ever needed, that PC gaming is currently thriving and its audience is consistently growing.
Breaking down the numbers is telling, and also a little surprising. Almost 120,000 of the users were playing Skyrim — as the most played game when the counter ticked over 5 million — but second place was Counter Strike with 72,000. Third place, bizarrely was Football Manager 2012. Modern Warfare 3 came in fourth place, with Counter Strike Source rounding out the top five.