Nearly half a billion users played Among Us in November

With roughly half a billion folks reportedly enjoying it in November, Amongst Us has had essentially the most month-to-month gamers for a cellular recreation ever, beating giants like Pokémon GO and Sweet Crush Saga. In response to Nielsen’s SuperData, the sport is “by far the most well-liked recreation ever by way of month-to-month gamers.”

The success is much more exceptional as a result of InnerSloth — the corporate that makes Amongst Us — solely has 4 workers. That’s roughly 125 million gamers per one that works on the sport. It’s confirmed to be so widespread that the studio determined to cancel a sequel that was within the works and simply put all its effort into bettering the unique. It even caught the eye of sitting congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who livestreamed herself enjoying it to attempt to encourage folks to vote, with an viewers on Twitch that peaked at over 400 thousand viewers.

In an e-mail to The Verge, Carter Rogers, Principal Analyst at SuperData, stated that the next-most widespread recreation by way of month-to-month energetic customers solely clocked in at 300 million. Rogers notes that Nielsen arrives at its figures by a mixture of “point-of-sale and occasion knowledge from publishers, builders and fee service suppliers.” Amongst Us’ launch on the Nintendo Swap was current sufficient that it didn’t have an considerable impression on the sport’s whole numbers in Nielsen’s evaluation.

The truth that Amongst Us had 500 million gamers reveals the excellent attain you will get by making a free recreation that runs on cellular gadgets. In response to SuperData, solely three p.c of these 500 million gamers had been enjoying the PC model. To place that quantity in perspective, Cyberpunk 2077 is without doubt one of the most hyped AAA recreation launches we’ve seen in a very long time, and it bought 13 million copies this month.

After all, there’s a big worth distinction between the video games (Amongst Us is free on cellular, and $5 on PC), nevertheless it reveals that the viewers for cellular video games is far bigger than different platforms. InnerSloth is working to make sure that Amongst Us has some endurance by persevering with so as to add new content material to it, just like the Airship map with new duties that’s being added early subsequent yr.