No one could have guessed this game’s massive success over the years. Surprisingly, the game has been around since 2018 but didn’t get much attention until 2020. Soon almost everything was about Among Us. Does this game still hold the same influence as it did 2 years ago and how many people play Among Us nowadays?
In the last 30 days Among Us recorded 142,505,778.00 monthly active users and 14,250,578 concurrent players according to the data provided by Active Player. Steam Charts show us an average of 5,701.6 players on a monthly basis. Both sources of data however show a decrease in popularity that is further confirmed by the games’ downward trend on twitch as well.
Among Us was practically an overnight success, but clearly, the data shows its losing popularity. The disturbing trend can be attributed to numerous other Among Us clones taking a chunk out of its players, and perhaps other factors as well. If you’re interested keep reading!
How Many people play Among Us?
The latest data for the last 30 days show that Among Us currently has 142,505,778.00 monthly active players. The number might seem high but it’s actually 6 % less than what was recorded in September 2022 when that number was around 152,645,317.00 monthly active players. Overall the trend shows a decrease in the player base, which might reflect negatively in the future. The table below shows monthly active Among Us players in the last 6 months
|Month||Monthly Active Players|
|Last 30 Days||142,505,778.00|
What’s the maximum number of players per day?
On Steam alone, the game had an all-time peak of 438.5 thousand active users in a day in September of 2022. Nowadays the average number of players on a monthly basis seems to be 5,701.6 according to Steam Charts. The peak in the last 30 days was 13,627 players in a single day.
While the interest in the game has died down a bit, there’s still a significant number of active players playing Among Us. Below is a table derived from Active Player that details the number of Active Players the game has had for the past 6 months.
|Month||Max Concurrent Players|
|Last 30 Days||14,250,578|
Among Us player count by country?
Among Us hit other countries differently. While it was a well-loved game worldwide, it seems the players by country are not well distributed. According to Player Counter, most of the players come from the United States. America takes up 36,56% of the total Among us players. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom takes up 5.11% of players, India 4.67%, Canada 4.12%, and Australia 3.99%. The rest of the countries take the minority of the Among Us community.
Among Us player by device?
It doesn’t seem anyone has been counting the game’s statistics per device. Still, we can have a rough estimate of the number of players. The majority of the players belong to the mobile device category because the game was first released for mobile and iOS. The game is available on the Switch; according to Wikipedia, the Switch version of the game managed to sell 3.2 million digital copies as of December 2020.
Meanwhile, Levvvel.com says about 3% of the entire Among Us community plays the game on PC. Among Us also became available digitally for Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S consoles last December 14, 2021. However, no numbers regarding the number of people buying the games for these consoles were not reported.
The good news is that the cross-platform feature is still available regardless of the device a player chooses to play on. Which is one of the game’s main features in making it such a big hit.
How many people have left Among Us?
After its enormous popularity as soon as the game had fewer streams featuring it, the game also had several thousand players abandoning the game. However, it seems players log in from time to time to keep the game alive. It’s still popular enough that the company still pushed through with releasing the game for PlayStation and Xbox consoles. So perhaps they’re hoping people will once again revisit the game.
In the table below are some data from Active Player. The table shows users’ activity for the last 6 months. The data clearly revealing an overall downward trend
|Month||Monthly Active Players||Monthly Gain / Loss||Monthly Gain / Loss %|
|Last 30 Days||142,505,778.00||-10,139,539||-6%|
How much money has Among Us made?
BusinessofApps reported that as of July 2021, the video game has amassed about $86 million. The game is free-to-play on mobile, but in-game purchases are available to stop ads or buy accessories. Meanwhile, the game is paid for on every other device.
|August 2020||$3.2 Million|
|November 2020||$50 Million|
|July 2021||$86 Million|
How is Among Us doing on twitch?
Since the game is losing popularity, it is currently ranked as the #61 ranked game on the streaming platform. The game had its peak viewers on November 5, 2020, with 774,280 Twitch users watching Among Us-related content over the platform. In addition, the most channels that streamed the game’s content was 12,362 Twitch Channels on September 26, 2020. This is the data revealed by Twitch Tracker.
The current state however tells us a different story. Far from its peak Among us now stands at 4,944 average weekly viewers and 93 channels streaming the Among Us content on a weekly basis. The current average viewer count per channel on a weekly basis stands at 53.2 viewers.
Did Among Us win any awards?
Among Us started winning awards once its popularity began to rise in 2020.
So far, for the Golden Joystick 2020, the game won the Breakthrough Award. In addition, it won two awards during The Game Awards 2020 as the Best Mobile Game and Best Multiplayer Game. It also won the Favorite Video Game in the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 2021.
Finally, it won the Breakout of the Year Category in the Webby Awards 2021. The game was also nominated for the Labor of Love Award for Steam Awards 2020.
Among Us reception
The game received positive feedback once it started to gain popularity. On their Wikipedia page, the collective reviews of the game show that most of the publications who have reviewed the game enjoyed the game’s mechanics, maps, and player interaction.
Most of the publications said that they enjoyed playing as the imposter more and found the game enjoyable to watch. Below is a table of the compiled number of ratings each publication gave for the game Among Us.
Is Among Us Esport?
Despite the simplicity of the game, it’s easy enough to turn this game into an Esport and host tournaments. One of the biggest prize pools for an Among Us tournament reached $30 thousand.
Accordingly, the tournament with this prize pool was Twitch Rivals Friday Night Bites ft KAT & Among Us tournament. For a company as small as Innersloth, reaching that amount of prize money is an achievement.
As of November, of last year, there have been at least 22 Among Us tournaments that have been organized. So far, all of these tournaments have been held online due to LAN eSports events being restricted.
However, if the game continues to do well, we might see face-to-face Among Us tournaments once restrictions are eased.
Some facts about Among Us
The game takes inspiration from a real-life party game called Mafia and a horror film called The Thing. The game began its development phase as early as November 2017 and the released by June 2018 for Android and iOS. Unfortunately, the game didn’t do too well since they only had 30 to 50 concurrent players. The game even made it to steam and was on Twitch in the same year but still had a small following.
It wasn’t until 2020 that crowds of people started to gravitate toward the game once streamers from South Korea and Europe decided to play the game. It was Twitch Streamer Sodapoppin who first popularized the game.
Soon after, popular Twitch streamers and YouTube Content Creators started to play the game, such as Pokimane, xQc, Shroud, Ninja, Disguised Toast, and PewDiePie. This caused their followers to also begin downloading the game.
The hype of the game did not go unnoticed by public office. Some officials have also taken a liking to the game. For example, a gamer congresswoman named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had fun streaming Among Us on her Twitch channel.
The stream managed to reach over 430 thousand viewers live. However, the number is closer to at least a million if you add up the views coming from her YouTube and Facebook channels.
The congresswoman would usually use her stream to urge the younger generation to be responsible citizens by voting. The stream proved to be an excellent example for modern politicians to connect with their potential voters.