SteamDB: Annual ‘summer dip’ number of players Steam is twice as big this time




According to the SteamDB statistics website, the annual decline in active Steam users in the summer this year is twice as great as for example last year. Where in 2017 it was nine percent less active users, that is now 18 percent.

SteamSpy maker Sergey Galyonkin points to the downturn on Twitter. The SteamDB graph shows a peak of 18.5 million active users in January of this year and a maximum number of users of just over 15 million at this point in the year.

The decline itself is not difficult to explain: in the summer months many people go on holiday and even if they do not go on holiday, enjoying summer offers an attractive alternative to gaming. “However, it does not take place to this extent,” he continues in conversations under the tweet. Furthermore, the numbers of users who actually play have dropped from 38 to 31 percent, a decrease of 19 percent as well. The peak moment of the year for Steam is usually in January.

Game developers who respond to the tweet speculate that this is due to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a game that has grown explosively in popularity last year. A large increase in players also makes a similarly large decrease possible in turn. Others suspect that the enormous popularity of Fortnite: Battle Royale , which can not be found on Steam, is responsible for the strengthened decline.


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