Games prove Christmas hit as UK spends holiday in lockdown

About 25 million logged on to the PC gaming platform Steam on the biggest ever Christmas Day for the video games industry

This Christmas has been the biggest ever for the video games industry, as lockdown, technological leaps and new consoles combine to bring more interest than ever to the sector.

Steam, the PC gaming platform, recorded its largest ever Christmas Day, according to public stats, with almost 25 million people logged on to the service at 3.10pm UK time, more than 6 million of whom were actively playing a game concurrently. That was up from the 15 million who logged on to the service at once on Christmas Day 2019.

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