Among Us is breaking gaming records.
Among Us, the online game that saw a surge in popularity during COVID-19 lockdowns, had around half a billion monthly active users in November, according to market researcher SuperData. It’s now the most popular game ever when it comes to monthly players, the firm says. The multiplayer social deduction game, which was released in 2018, experienced a sudden boost in attention thanks to streamers on Twitch, where it has 6.5 million followers. Even US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez streamed the game on Twitch in October; the stream peaked at 439,000 concurrent viewers, making it the third-highest-viewed single stream in the platform’s history.
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SuperData says digital games as a whole earned $11.5 billion in November, which is the highest monthly revenue ever. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War sold 5.7 million digital units, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sold 1.7 million units and Spider-Man: Miles Morales sold 663,000 digital units across PlayStation 4 and 5, according to the report. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ release led to the game’s highest monthly revenue since 2008, and the largest number of players since 2010.