A few years back when Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto 5, the game got off to a great start and pulled in as much as $800 million in the first 24 hours. Not too big of a surprise since the GTA franchise has been around for awhile. And the same can be said for Bethesda’s Fallout 4.
They are both popular franchises, but it looks like as far as concurrent Steam users are concerned, Fallout 4 has GTA 5 beat by quite a bit. According to the numbers, Fallout 4 had an impressive peak of 290,461 concurrent users. This basically means that there were 290,461 players playing the game at the same time. And why not? We have waited a long time for this game. Now we can finally play it.
GTA 5 hit a peak of 196,700 when it launched. It reached 300,000 later. It should be noted that GTA 5 was launched on consoles first before eventually making its way onto the PC, so that could account for some of those numbers. Fallout 4 was launched across all platforms at the same time, so players who wanted to play the PC version could do so right away. So those numbers make sense.
Fallout 4’s peak concurrent user numbers means that it currently holds the number one spot as a non-Valve game. I wonder if it will go higher still.