Among Us has reached 86.6 million mobile downloads, with installs made during September and August accounting for 70 percent of that total. Among Us was first released in 2018 and saw some success as party game through its lifespan.
Its popularity has skyrocketed thanks to exposure from streamers. The game received 18.4 million downloads in August and close to 42 million in the first two weeks of September alone.
Among Us Reaches More Than 85 Million Downloads
The massive increase in popularity has even managed to hobble game servers, causing disruptions in play and difficulty in matchmaking. Of course this is only to be expected when the player base of a game expands by several million people in just over a month. The developers are currently working on expanding servers as well as preparing for the sequel.
Although the similarities between Fall Guys and Among Us are solely aesthetic, both were launched into massive mainstream success by their popularity on Twitch and YouTube.