Itâ€™s no surprise that the global pandemic has spurred a huge uptick in gaming, but we now have an idea of just how much more that might be.
According to figures released from Valve, the parent company of online gaming service Steam, subscribers spent some 31.3 billion hours playing PC games in 2020. Thatâ€™s a 50.7-percent increase over the hours spent in 2019. Valve also gained 2.6 million new buyers for the year, a 21.4-percent increase over 2019.Â
Steam is the largest online service for PC gaming, and like most, it requires you to log in in to play a game. So if youâ€™re looking for a sign of just how much more time people spent mashing keyboards or game controllers, itâ€™s likely an accurate representation.