The Epic Games Store ended the year last year with 194 million users and numerous launches.
Everything seems to be getting better at the Epic Games Store. By the end of 2021, the Fortnite creator’s store will have surpassed 194 million PC users, 34 million more accounts than in the same period in 2020. Not content with those numbers, the company is pushing for even more in 2022, announcing that its free weekly games will continue for another year.
“We’re proud to be part of a growing community of developers, publishers, players and creators who have given us an amazing 2021,” reads their statement, which includes various numbers from the platform. So, in addition to the above, the company has reached a daily maximum of 31.1 million players, and the number of concurrent players has hit a record high of 13.2 million – just a few days ago, Steam had its own record for the number of concurrent players.
December saw 62 million monthly active users, up 11% from 56 million last year
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The press release also answers questions about the platform’s game sales success. The report shows that $840 million worth of games were purchased from the store, 20% more than the 2020 revenue. Third-party games accounted for 36% of the total, with more than $300 million spent by gamers, a 12% increase over 2020. The business made a total of 89 video games available for free in 2021 for a total of $212,020, downloaded 765 million times.
The Epic Games Store distributed nearly 100 video games last year
The company is also reviewing several implementations for users and developers and guarantees that it will continue to work on adding new features in 2022. On the one hand, it will continue to move forward with self-publishing tools to expand the range of releases available on the Marketplace, and on the other, it is working on a multiplatform system to facilitate cross-store play.
To learn more about these and other developments, you can find precise details about Epic Games Store plans on the store’s blog. As a reminder, a new free game is available to download today.
Source: Epic Games Store