500 Million People Played Among Us Last Month

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500 Million People Played Among Us Last Month

December 22, 2020

By: Patrick Perrault

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Developer
Innersloth
Publisher
Innersloth
Release Date
June 15, 2018 (Calendar)
Genre
Casual, Indie
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Superdata has announced that Among Us has hit 500 million players a month, and it is "by far the most popular game ever in terms of monthly players." However, since the title is not heavily monetized (it's a $5 game on PC and free on mobile with ads) it didn't earn as much as its numbers would initially suggest. The PC version's $5 upfront price accounted for the majority of revenue from August to November (64%) even though it has only roughly 15 million players in total, or 3% of its total userbase in November.

Digital games earned $11.5 billion in November 2020, which is the highest monthly revenue ever. World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Shadowlands, accounts for much of this revenue. Mobile grew 9% and console earnings were up 24% but short of the all-time record set in April 2020. This was probably because there is a shortage of new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S systems. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War sold 5.7 million digital units in November, which is a 7% increase over the previous record-holder Black Ops 4. Part of the reason for the massive success is due to the Warzone mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, with 2.7 times as many people playing Modern Warfare compared to Cold War in November 2020.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla sold 50% more than Assassin's Creed Odyssey at 1.7 million units. The game benefited from Odyssey's positive reception, from Valhalla being a showpiece title for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and Cyberpunk 2077's last-minute delay. While overall revenue was up 23% over Odyssey's launch, in-game revenue was down 62%, which is probably because there wasn't an experience booster at launch.

 
 

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