Epic Games Store Experienced a Major Spike in Users Last Year

Published 01/29/2021, 12:28 PM EST


Looks like the last year has been exceptionally great for Epic Games. 2020 has been a great year for the video game industry, with the pandemic forcing people to stay at home with nothing but video games to keep them company. In addition to this, the past year saw the release of some impressive titles, like Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and many others.

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Last year, Steam had a record number of users as well. With 120 million monthly users in 2020, the platform saw the peak concurrent users mark hit 24.8 million. Furthermore, the store saw around 62 million daily active users. This had been one of the most profitable years for the entire industry.

As for Epic Games Store, it saw a massive upsurge in the number of users, compared to the previous years. The company released a report recently with details of last year’s success. It says,

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Thanks to this community, the Epic Games Store saw historic growth in engagement across the board. There are now over 160 million Epic Games Store PC users. Daily active users are up 192% to 31.3 million daily active players, with a peak CCU 13 million concurrent players this year (up from 7M in 2019). Monthly active users in December rose from 32 million in 2019 to 56 million.

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The Epic Games Store saw its best numbers yet

With a huge number of users pouring in, Epic Games saw a huge amount of playtime and a major increase in the number of purchases made on the Epic Store. Reportedly, PC players spent $700 million on the Epic Store, and $265 million on third-party games. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Godfall, Fortnite, Rocket League, and Rogue Company have been some of the most popular titles in the Epic Store for this year.

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The upcoming plan for Epic is to include more developers and introduce their titles in the Epic Games ecosystem. Epic’s report states:

The Epic Games Store grew from 190 games in 2019 to 471 in 2020.  We released 103 weekly free games which were a big part of the titles that made their way to the store.

In 2021, we’re going to rapidly expand the catalog of new titles available on the Epic Games Store even further by providing developers with self-publishing tools for the EGS Platform and we’ll be releasing details on those specific plans soon.

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With Epic planning on including even more developers and titles, the Epic Store is sure to be an even greater success in the coming years.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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