The video game of the moment bursts in without warning and ranks as one of the most played and watched titles this September. Who saw it coming?
Among Us !, a small independent game with online multiplayer mode published in 2018 for PC, iOS and Android has been, in the middle of September, one of the surprises of how little summer is left in the video game sector. If Animal Crossing: New Horizons or Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout have sealed their name as what we will remember in this middle of the year 2020, we have to add another contender, which in recent days has become against the odds in one of the most popular video games seen, played and wanted.
Among Us !, one of the most played titles on Steam, iOS and Android
Among Us !, developed by Innersloth, is sweeping wherever it happens. On Steam, according to the Steam Charts database, it ranks as the fourth game with the highest number of concurrent players in the last thirty days; With the exception that its incline curve is the steepest: just a few weeks ago, it barely had a tour of Valve’s computer games portal. We are talking about 137,550 players on average with a peak of 185,640 users. In fact, this past weekend it registered 1.5 million simultaneous users worldwide. An outrage, to understand each other.
Source | SteamCharts
Its free nature with integrated purchases raises an unlimited business model, a condition that seems to have also taken hold on mobile devices. On the Apple App Store (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV), Among Us! It is already the most downloaded game in the action genre. It is also number one in free games.
The picture doesn’t change at all on Google Play. The portal dedicated to the other great operating system, Android, has the title of Innersloth in first place ahead of absolutely any other free app in the Games genre, a reflection of the fact that this fever has spread to every device where it can be downloaded.
Among Us! it is imposed on iOS and Android as the most downloaded ‘Game’ in the category of free.
Twitch, an example of what people want to see right now
We switch to the other side. If it has been clear to us beforehand what people are playing, let’s take a look at what is most entertaining video game fans who enjoy sharing moments with their favorite content creators. In the case of Twitch, the leading portal when it comes to broadcasting video game games, League of Legends has no rival, but there is a title that is coming powerfully and that has surpassed fireproof titans such as GTA V, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Fortnite: Battle Royale for the last seven days: Among Us!
Twitch also sweeps Twitch in both media viewers and channels and hours viewed | Reference: last seven days | Twitch Tracker
With an average of 145,638 viewers and 6.7% of the total, League of Legends only surpasses it in individual titles. In addition, it has special merit because it is not one of the games with the largest number of channels broadcasting right now. In that competition they are surpassed by VALORANT, League of Legends, Fortnite or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In other words, it has fewer channels broadcasting, but with more viewers on average. To give us an idea of the repercussion of Among Us! In Twich, it has 24,539,942 hours seen in the last seven days; second only to the multiplayer phenomenon of Riot Games.
What does Google tell us?
The most used web search portal in the world can serve as a photograph of what people are demanding right now. Specifically, in Spain there are no differences with the rest of the world; To put it in context, we compared it to the other two big viral phenomena in digital entertainment right now: Fortnite and Fall Guys. As we can see, in the period from August 9 to September 9, a long blue line (Among Us!) Has begun to rebound to the point of surpassing the all-powerful title of Epic Games, currently away from iPhone due to the legal dispute. that narrows Apple and Epic.
Google rules; Spain seeks
The question now is the following: until when? Has Among Us! to stay? We do not know it, but there is a certainty: there will be Among Us! 2. This title, confirmed for PC, iOS and Android, will soon be released as free to play to make possible what they have not achieved with this small but great mass phenomenon.
References | App Store; SteamCharts; Google Play; Twitch Tracker; Google Trends