1. olobolger

    olobolger
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    So, it looks like there’s now a method to know precisely Steam players count numbers.

    Note: Games without achievements aren't present on this list, since the calculation method is based on that achievements API.

    Note #2, pointed out by Ars Technica's samred: This "method" was used while active, and has since been patched out. This is a snapshot from July 1 that the public has since lost access to. Kyle's active at the article's comment section itself if you wanna pose questions to him about the data.


    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/07/steam-data-leak-reveals-precise-player-count-for-thousands-of-games/
     
  2. TripaSeca

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  3. Khezu

    Khezu
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    APB Reloaded.
     
  4. abracadaver

    abracadaver
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    Top 20:

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  5. BigJeffery

    BigJeffery
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    This information should be public, imo.

    Surprised that TF2 has had more unique players than CS:GO, but I guess it has been F2P for a long time. Payday 2 being so high is wild to me, but I guess the game is on sale very frequently. Borderlands 2 being so high is also kind of surprising.
     
  6. Grimminski

    Grimminski
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    Paladins having 14M on Steam is super impressive
     
  7. Namdrater

    Namdrater
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    Should be noted that games without achievements aren't present on this list.
     
  8. Kolx

    Kolx
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    Payday 2 is much bigger than I initially thought it was.
    Any notable examples?
     
  9. I feel ashamed I never heard of Unturned before and its a top 5 title.
     
  10. Thardin

    Thardin
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    Borderlands 2 was wildly popular and was before some of the more recent Gearbox shitstorms, so not surprised it's up there. Plus it's been on sale a lot lately and has a lot of word of mouth.
     
  11. darkside

    darkside
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    dragons dogma with nearly a million, smh capcom wheres the sequel
     
  12. Darkstorne

    Darkstorne
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    What the hell is Unturned? O.o
     
  13. Kyougar

    Kyougar
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    Wow, what a goldmine
     
  14. kenta

    kenta
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    Interesting that Dota 2 isn't in the list, and what in the world is Unturned?
     
  15. TheRedSnifit

    TheRedSnifit
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    TF2 #1 baby, we esports now.
     
  16. Uriah

    Uriah
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    Dota 2
     
  17. Panda Attack

    Panda Attack
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    What? FFIX has more players than FFXIV?? The latter is not even on the list :O
     
  18. abracadaver

    abracadaver
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    Dota 2 doesn't have achievements
     
  19. Frostman

    Frostman
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    Got those GTA V numbers
     
  20. kenta

    kenta
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    Whoa really? Had no idea, interesting
     
  21. NoKisum

    NoKisum
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    How did Fortnite not crack the top 20?
     
  22. potatohead

    potatohead
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    Valves games at the top with huge leads is extremely impressive with those games longevity

    Better they are cheap or f2p and run great on any hardware now too very impressive

    Are these maus or yaus or what
     
  23. EccoTheD

    EccoTheD
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    What's the most sold game from a Japanese developer?
     
  24. darkside

    darkside
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    it doesnt have steam achievements
     
  25. Troll

    Troll
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    Quantum break isn’t even on there...

    Edit: neither is killer instinct. Hmm.
     
  26. TheRedSnifit

    TheRedSnifit
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    CoD WII sitting at 891,000 lmao. Won't stop people posting that MWII boycott image though.

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  27. SwordStruck

    SwordStruck
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    Terraria?
     
  28. Primus

    Primus
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    Warframe being at #8 is pretty impressive.

    Warframe being at #8 considering there's a block of players (including myself) whose Achievements aren't counted properly is pretty damn impressive indeed.
     
  29. KarmaCow

    KarmaCow
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    Fortnite isn't on Steam.
     
  30. Dark Ninja

    Dark Ninja
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    Is this just how many people own the game and not currently play? Because I refuse to believe that many people would still play Left 4 Dead 2 with all its lobby problems, rage quitters, griefers, and its insanely toxic community.
     
  31. darkside

    darkside
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    Its just people who have played it at least once at any point
     
  32. I don't know what it is either.
     
  33. Araujo

    Araujo
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    Unturned and Robocraft? Wow, i heard of Robocraft but know nothing of it, and Unturned i never even heard of!

    This is quite interesting data. Glad to see all those Ninjas playing free too!!
     
  34. ghostcrew

    ghostcrew
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    PUBG is dying

    /s
     
  35. Kyougar

    Kyougar
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    I think Dark Souls 3 with 3 million+ at first glance.
     
  36. daxy

    daxy
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    Damn, Terraria did really well. Great game. Deserved!
     
  37. Moose

    Moose
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    Skyrim is a monster as a purely single player game.
     
  38. Abdulrahman

    Abdulrahman
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    PUBG 36604134. 15M of them are cheaters that had to buy another copy just to cheat again
     
  39. Panda Attack

    Panda Attack
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    Oh I see. Thanks.
     
  40. Kyougar

    Kyougar
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    And another 15 Million are prankster uncles and grandmothers accidentily installing PUBG
     
  41. poklane

    poklane
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    From what I've played of it ages ago, it's a free-to-play, blocky (a bit Minecraft-like) DayZ type game.
     
  42. o k

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  43. Captjohnboyd

    Captjohnboyd
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    Terraira getting some love still is surprising to me. Wish they hadn't canned the sequel. Such a great little game
     
  44. collige

    collige
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    That's a pretty smart way to calculate player numbers, shouts out to this Glaiel guy.
    I don't believe that would have any impact on the accuracy of the overall player data.
     
  45. Hektor

    Hektor
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    Crazy how close these two are
     
  46. Zexion

    Zexion
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    I mean it's a F2P title vs. A (Usually) $10 game, It's not surprising at all.

    F2P DayZ
     
  47. low-G

    low-G
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    Sounds like it does not count players who own the game but haven't played it, but I assume it doesn't need at least one achievement to be earned?
     
  48. Conkerkid11

    Conkerkid11
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    Holy shit at those Unturned numbers.
     
  49. Grimminski

    Grimminski
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    Made by 1 person iirc
     
  50. subtropisch

    subtropisch
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    That's worse than I expected. Sad because I really like the game.

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