In the last few weeks it is impossible that you have not heard about Among Us. Released in 2018, the indie game of betrayal and deception has taken two years to achieve success by becoming a viral hit that travels the net this month. A game where the players try to unmask the impostors that hinder their mission, and these try to make the task of others fail, many times by stabbing them in the back in its literal sense.
The fact is that Among Us has managed to attract hardcore players who want to get to know the proposal and followers of the great streamers in Twitch, and also people who are not regular players, but who join in the fun invited by friends. And, if there were any doubts about its pull, that’s why there are the lists of the best-selling games on Steam from all over the world.
This Monday, and at the time of writing, Among Us has become the best-selling game of the moment on Steam. After a few weeks dominated by Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, August’s biggest hit, its crown has been passed to this title that was born in 2018 without so much ambition, and has suddenly found itself with unusual popularity. Of course, as some readers may already know, the best-seller list on Steam doesn’t reflect total sales, but rather recent sales on its platform.
So they’re more a thermometer of a game’s success than a reflection of historical sales. In this sense, in August we learned that Fall Guys had sold over 7 million games on the platform in just a few weeks. And with the tug of war that Among Us now has, which surpassed 1.5 million simultaneous users last week, we’ll see where their numbers end as their studio prepares to work on a sequel with more content.