‘Among Us’ has earned the title of “most popular game ever in terms of monthly players” by attracting more than a billion players in 2020 alone, said a report prepared by a SuperData market researcher company which is being run by Nielsen.
According to the report, there were around half a billion monthly active users in November.
The game was developed by a team of members. This is why the success of the game is considered more incredible.
Due to the popularity of Among Us, the studio canceled a sequel and has started improving the original.
Online multiplayer social deduction game, though launched originally in 2018, has earned popularity after COVID-19 induced lockdown around the world.
Celebrities and public figures have also streamed their experience with the game.
“The next-most popular game in terms of monthly active users only clocked in at 300 million,” Carter Rogers, Principal Analyst at SuperData, said.
Despite the highest active monthly players, Among Us isn’t the highest-grossing mobile game of 2020. This is because of its monetisation. The mobile version of the game is free everywhere in the world, while the PC version costs $5 in the United States.