Steam saw 2.6 million first-time buyers each month last year

Steam saw 2.6 million first-time buyers each month last year

Valve have published their 2020 Year In Review for Steam, and I’m a little shocked at how dramatic some of their statistics are. Seeing as we experienced a global pandemic during which everyone locked themselves away in their homes, it may not come as a huge surprise that more people took up gaming to pass the time. Valve say 2.6 million people bought games for the first time on Steam each month, and Steam had 120.4 million monthly active users to boot (though they don’t mention if these numbers are averages, or the actual numbers from each month). I expected …
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