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Among Us statistics

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Release Date
June 15, 2018
Genre
Social deduction
Developer
Innersloth
Publisher
Innersloth

Launched in 2018 by InnerSloth, Among Us is a cops vs thieves game that will require the players to use specific skills: deduction, manipulation, communication, deception, and resilience under pressure.

The game takes place on a damaged spaceship that needs to be repaired by the crew before it can explode. Unfortunately, hidden among the sheep are the wolves, ready to sabotage the whole operation. Whether by killing other players or by meddling with the equipment, impostors are ready to do it all to achieve their goal. And it is in that ‘friendly’ atmosphere, that players must then expose the real impostors via a voting system. Crewmates can force other people to gather and discuss the suspects to then vote: get ready for a lot of secret alliances, backstabbing, and strategies.

Among Us was not the huge success story we know today. It started really humbly, with less than 700 players playing at the same time during peak times and servers crashing regularly under the burden. Until the COVID-19 fiasco started in 2020 and then the game hit the jackpot. With everyone forced to stay at home, Among Us’ popularity soared through the roof and was everywhere.

So, what do Among Us statistics say exactly about the success of the game? If you’re still craving some more information about video games, we think you should head over to our video games industry statistics next, for more facts and figures.

Among Us user stats

Players made the success of Among Us and are fully part of the formula. What can be said about them when it comes to that game?

Most players are between the ages of 14-30.

(Source: Levvvel)

  • Players from 20-30 are at the top of the poll.
  • They are followed by teens (13-18).
  • The 30+ and -13 groups form a minority.
  • The game went from PEGI 16 to PEGI 7.

Among Us is popular with everyone, but particularly with young adults and teenagers. Older people do play it too and several often notice how the lobbies seem to be full of really young people. The number of players under 13 might actually be bigger, but it is the kind of crowd you see often on Reddit.

In September 2020, the game reached 3.8 million concurrent players on PC and mobile combined.

(Source: The Gamer)

  • 438 524 of those players were using Steam.
  • Meaning that over 3 million players were playing on their mobile phone.

2020 is the year Among Us was at its busiest, as it was steadily gaining steam. It then reached astounding numbers before the end of the year, enforcing its status as the favorite.

The game hit a record of 60 million daily active users.

(Source: Twitter)

Nowadays, those numbers are lower but still good. Unfortunately, InnerSloth is not sharing them often since they are not record-breaking.

Among Us direct stats

With such a success, everyone is a bit curious about topics focused on the money made, the number of downloads, and more information around the game itself.

The game was downloaded over 100 million times.

(Source: Pocket Gamer)

  • Among Us was downloaded at least 324 million times on mobile phones only.
  • It was downloaded the most globally in October 2020 with 7.3 million downloads (mobile).

It is not possible to find the exact numbers for other platforms, but one thing is certain: most players are using their mobile phones to play the game.

Among Us has generated $86 million as of July 2021.

(Source: Pocket Gamer, Levvvel)

  • Players spent the most in October 2020 at $24.5 million.
  • The US represents $54.6 million of the total profit, which is more than 60%.
  • By September 2020, the game had earned $3.2 million through its additional in-game purchases.

Not only does the US have the highest number of players, but it looks like they are also quite light with their wallets. It is a good way to support this small studio.

The PC platform accounts for 64% of Among Us’s total earnings.

(Source: SportSkeeda, Pocket Gamer)

  • This number is a big surprise because the PC community only represents around 3% of the total number of players.

The discrepancy is mostly due to the fact that you have to pay for the game on Steam and then we can add to that that most players also want to create their own style for their character and will buy the DLCs.

The studio received 6 accolades and awards.

(Source: InnerSloth)

  • 3 in 2020 for best multiplayer game, best mobile game and the Golden Joysticks Breakthrough Award.
  • 3 in 2021 for best indie developer, the Kids Choice Award for Favorite video Game and the Webby Breakout of the Year Award.

You can only say “well deserved”! The game has been smashing through that glass ceiling to even be ranked #3 on Twitch, before big names like League of Legends.

Among Us usage stats

The game gained traction in the whole world, but let’s not forget that it is a South Korean streamer who shone a light on Among Us, then picked up by Brazil that popularized it and finally heavily streamed by American streamers. Which country is going loco for the schemes and drama?

The countries with the highest number of players are the US, Brazil and India/Mexico.

(Pocket Gamer, Apptopia)

  • By January 2021, the US represented 41 million of the total number of downloads globally.
  • The percentage of players in Brazil is over 19%.
  • The percentage of players in Mexico is over 8%.

If the US and Brazil are constant, the third spot is a battle royale between Mexico, India and South Korea.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez streamed Among Us on her Twitch channel to over 430K viewers.

(Source: Polygon)

  • This number is even closer to one million when taking into account the Youtube and Facebook channels of her gaming partners.
  • Her stream has the third highest number of concurrent viewers through a single individual’s stream on Twitch.

AOC is known to be an actual gamer and she used her stream to urge young people to go vote while also having a lot of fun with her viewers. The stream was a good example of how modern politics can get closer to their younger potential voters.

Among Us has gathered 4 billion views on Youtube.

(Source: Youtube)

  • In September 2020, YouTube registered 4 billion views of videos focusing on the game.
  •  The Pixel Kingdom’s “Among Us, but with 100 players” video is one of the most viewed videos (non-live) in 2020.

From edited Twitch streams served as digests to compilations of the best moments to Top 10, Among Us has been the topic of a lot of different types of videos. The most popular are the cartoons and parodies.

4 million people follow Among Us content on Twitch.

(Source: Twitch)

  • Over 7 days: the average number of viewers is 4.377, the average number of channels streaming the game is 136, the average number of viewers/channel is 32,2 and the average number of hours watched is 736.784.
  • The peak viewers is 774.280 in November 2020 and the peak channels is 12.362 in September 2020.
  • The game is streamed by 43% more channels during the weekend, but there are 7% less viewers.

It might be smaller than before, the Among Us is still pretty active. And not finding someone playing the game is pretty rare. Compared to before, the numbers might look trivial, but they are still doing well.

Among Us eSports

The format and gameplay of the game are perfect for tournaments and Among Us did offer a chance to the community to play on the big stage.

The biggest prize pool in a tournament was $30K.

(Source: eSports Charts, eSports Earnings)

  • It was the prize money for the Twitch Rivals Friday Night Bites ft KAT & Among Us tournament.
  • It is followed by the $25.000 from Faze Clan’s own In-Vent-Ational tournament.

As always with eSports, the prize money is pretty good. And the bigger the game, the better it is. For a small indie game developed by only 4 people, Among us is doing well in tournaments.

The Top 3 of the highest earning players is dominated by the US.

(Source: eSports Earnings)

  • Tyler Niknam is #1 with a total of $25.000.
  • The first non-American is the Canadian Autumn (#5) with $6.000.
  • The first British player in the Top 14 is SlikeR (#13) with $1000.

The US players occupy most of the leaderboard, leaving only 2-3 spots for other countries (UK & Canada).

23 Among Us tournaments have been organized so far.

(Source: eSports Charts, eSports Earnings)

  • All tournaments have been held online.
  • The Twitch Rivals Among Us is the tournament with the most iterations.

Signs of the time, tournaments started when the pandemic was the biggest issue the world was sharing. Therefore, LAN eSports events could not be held thanks to the restrictions and rules implemented.

To sum up

Life as an indie developer is never easy. Between the restricted budget, the lack of notoriety, the AAA games getting released at the same time, and the pirates, it is difficult to have a breakthrough. But when it happens, it has often to do with timing and luck. Which does not mean that it is bad and it simply was lucky. All the opposite: the game got indeed lucky but it continued to thrive because it is good. Look at Five Nights at Freddy’s, Amnesia, or Poppy Playtime.

Among Us deserves all the attention it was given as the game was a breath of fresh air with its simple -but well-executed- mechanics and the social fun it had to offer in the really tense climate of the global quarantine. People made friends playing the game and there is a good chance that they also lost after a bit of backstabbing and cunning strategies…but they also had fun.

All the best to the developers at InnerSloth for the future!

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