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The Epic Games Store has released its stats for 2020, showing major growth for the online storefront.
The digital storefront, owned by Fortnite publisher Epic Games, has taken an aggressive strategy in recent years to compete with Steam.
This includes securing timed exclusive distribution deals with developers and offering weekly free games for users.
And this strategy seems to be paying off.
According to Epic Games, daily active users increased by 192% in 2020.
“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),” Epic Games said in a statement.
“Monthly active users in December rose from 32 million in 2019 to 56 million.”’
The publisher said that purchasing has also increased, with players spending over $700 million on games – excluding coupons.
Players also spent 70% more hours playing games on the platform compared to 2019.
The publisher highlighted notable features that had been added to the storefront to improve the user experience. This includes the wish-listing feature.
Of course, the increase in the games catalogue didn’t hurt. Between 2019 and 2020, the Epic Games Store increased its catalogue from 190 to 471 games.
A total of 103 different titles were also included in weekly free game promotions.
In December, Epic ramped this up with daily free games as part of its festive promotion.
Most popular title on Epic Games
Epic Games also summed up its most popular titles in 2020.
Unsurprisingly, the list included Rocket League, which went free-to-play on the storefront in 2020.
While many of the titles on the list are free-to-play or were included in weekly free game promotions, there are also new paid releases.
You can see a summary of the most popular Epic Games Store titles below:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Satisfactory Early Access
- Borderlands 3
- Rocket League
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Rogue Company
Feature image: Epic Games Store