There are millions upon millions of PC users flocking to the Epic Game Store in 2021.
That’s according to the latest figures released by Epic Games, noting that the store now has 194 million users, up 34 million from 2020.
Daily active users peaked at 31.1 million and peak concurrent users hit 13.2 million. Monthly active users in December peaked at 62 million users, up 11% from 56 million in 2020.
People also bought a lot of games in 2021. According to Epic, around $840 million was spent through the store last year, a 20% increase from 2020. There are now 917 titles. games sold on the Epic Games Store, double what was available in 2020, and third-party games accounted for 36% of total revenue with over $300 million in player spending. This is an increase of 12% compared to 2020.
In the free games category, 89 games were given out to players throughout 2020, and 765 million free games were claimed by players.
Customers are also spending more time playing games in 2021. By the end of the year, players have spent approximately 6.2 billion hours in the game.
For 2022, Epic says it has plenty of stores for PC users.
The good thing is that the company plans to continue releasing weekly free games, slates coming soon, and regarding library management and downloads, Epic will actively address those issues. in the next year. That includes the ability to prioritize and queue selected games for download, more options to help filter and organize the game library, etc.
The company will also continue to iterate on social features, including voiceovers on the platform with game agnostic parties, working to bring other community features to the service starting with polls. and user-driven ratings, and there will be a Game Center for game updates and news from game publishers that players own or follow.
If you want to keep everything up to date with the Epic Games Store and launcher, remember to bookmark Epic’s Trello board.
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