Among Us Becomes an Overnight Bestseller on Nintendo Switch at Launch

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December 16, 2020 11:57 pm

Among Us is definitely the breakout game of 2020. Not only has it turned out to be one of the best games of the year, but has also managed to somehow maintain its position at the top. First, Fall Guys was the ‘small’ game that made it to the big leagues. Since then, Among Us has taken the crown. Now, it is also available on Nintendo Switch and it is already making a name for itself.

Among Us is already a Nintendo bestseller at launch

Developer Innersloth announced on Twitter that Among Us is already at the top of the Nintendo bestseller list. The game made its debut less than 24 hours ago, and it is already one of the most downloaded games on the platform. This is a substantial achievement for Innersloth, considering they were nowhere to be found before 2020.

Nintendo Switch prides itself in delivering amazing exclusives. This is because of the immensely strong titles it has in the form of Animal Crossing, Super Mario, Pokémon, and many more.

Over the years, these titles and their variants have dominated the Switch store as players usually stick to the regulars. Consequently, it becomes very difficult for third party games to make it big on the platform. Although, it seems that Among Us has had no trouble in this regard.

The rise of Among Us is also attributed to the streaming community. The streamers were the ones who made it popular, which eventually helped it grow. The game is so successful that it has also enjoyed the top position on the Steam bestseller list. In addition to this, it also reached greater heights in terms of active players.

Recently, The Game Awards 2020 also announced Among Us as the recipient of the Best Mobile and Best Multiplayer Game awards. Innersloth thoroughly deserved it and will definitely work towards improving the game even further for the fans.

Among Us is also soon getting its new Airship map which will pique the interest of players and viewers alike. The developers scrapped the idea for a sequel to the game to focus on the current game. However, the sequel isn’t out of the picture and fans may just see one in 2021.

Akshay Patel

Akshay Patel is a Gaming and Esports author at EssentiallySports. He comes from the world of social media and content creation, where he eventually found his solace in writing about games. When he's not gaming, he spends his time watching football and wondering why he still supports Manchester United.

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