Epic Game Store Racks Up Over 100 Million Users in First Year

Posted on January 14, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Games with 5 Comments

Epic said today that its PC game store, the Epic Game Store, now has over 100 million customers. The company credits the success in part on its strategy of giving away games each week, and it says that it will continue to do so throughout 2020.

“In 2020 we’ll continue to lead the way in open and developer-friendly store terms, with 88 percent revenue sharing, support for developer and publisher payment systems, and keyless purchasing integration with Humble (more PC stores coming soon),” the announcement post notes. “Epic is also helping developers support cross-platform play using the tools we built for Fortnite, with online play across PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, iOS, and Android.”

As for its Game Store, Epic provided the following numbers:

  • 108 million Epic Game Store customers overall
  • $680 million spent by PC gamers in the Epic Game Store
  • $251 million spent on third-party games in the Epic Game Store
  • 73 free games given away in 2019
  • 200+ million free games claimed by customers
  • The average rating of all the free games in 80 percent

The most popular games in the Epic Game Store in 2019 were World War Z, Satisfactory, Dauntless, Untitled Goose Game, and The Outer Worlds, Epic says.

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5 responses to “Epic Game Store Racks Up Over 100 Million Users in First Year”

  1. datameister

    I wonder if the $680 million and $251 million numbers means customers spent $429 million on Fortnite.

    I claimed quite a lot of the free games and played a couple of them, but haven't purchased any games from the store. Every time I considered it during a sale I opted to wait and get the game on Steam with the rest of my games. Still, $251 million third party games seems decent. Maybe Steam will have a real competitor on its hands this time around.

    Unless they can work out a Games Anywhere kind of agreement between all the stores, I think the first company to create a cloud console synced up with the existing game library will be the winner.

  2. martinusv2

    Oh wow, that's surprising.

  3. Daekar

    I claimed the Christmas games this year, and bought Mechwarrior 5, but there isn't anything more compelling about the Epic Store over Steam if they're not handing out goodies. I will price shop and buy from whoever is cheaper, leaning towards Steam if they're the same.

  4. Rycott

    How many of them are Fortnite players though I wonder.

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