Developer Innersloth’s popular hit Among Us has approximately half-billion active monthly players last November 2020 alone, with a report by SuperData emphasizing how that number helps perceive the title as one of the most famous games in the world.
Among Us was first launched in 2018, but took some time to catch on until it started garnering steam among Twitch streamers, with the live show catering to hundreds, then thousands of new fans who then tried the game for themselves, eventually getting recognized as the Best Multiplayer Game of 2020 during The Game Awards 2020.
Among Us might be known as a PC game to those who watch its consistently high profile streams on Twitch, some of which, in the past have even been played by North American politicians – but its mobile player base has been considerably bigger.
That’s set to change once again as the game just released on the Nintendo Switch a few days ago and could see the needle move on the game’s gaming community shares slightly. While Among Us on the Switch is unlikely to significantly change the relationship between the mobile port of the game and its other available platforms, it does appear set to witness the game’s total player base increase even more than it already has.
A SuperData report helped emphasize just how famous Among Us already is, even before its release on the Nintendo Switch. The report states that approximately half-billion players were recorded for the game last month alone, making it what the company calls “the most popular game ever in terms of monthly players.”
The report also pointed out that, while the Among Us PC version contributed the most of the developer’s revenue with 64% share of profits generated, the actual player count on the PC for a mere 3% of Among Us’ total players.
Among Us still remains a famous option thanks to its accessibility, both in terms of price and platform. The game’s decent price tag of just $5 makes it easy to give it a try, and now that it’s on the Nintendo Switch, there are enough choices to reach most household demographics multiple times over.
Beyond these facts, though, Among Us, has also witnessed sustained reputation due to its simple premise – it is a game that is deep enough to appeal to competitive players but easy enough on its most basic level by almost anyone.
While it isn’t surprising to hear that Among Us is famous, it is a bit amazing to realize that almost half-billion active players engaged in the game last month alone.