The number of active monthly users of the Epic Games Store has increased to 61 million people, and the peak online market has reached 13 million players. Information was shared by the store’s General Manager, Steve Allison.
On may 14, a series of game giveaways called the Vault began in the Epic Games Store. As part of the promotion, all store users could get major games like GTA V, Civilization VI and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for free. After the start of the distribution of Rockstar Games action, the EGS servers were unavailable for a while — there were too many people who wanted to get the game.
On June 23, SuperData Agency reported that due to the distribution of GTA V in the Epic Games Store, the number of players in the PC version of the action increased by 245%. At the same time, revenue from GTA Online doubled.
Capcom earned on Steam one and a half times more than in the PS Store
Game sales on Steam in the 2019 fiscal year brought Capcom 12.88 billion yen (Prem. ₽8.31 billion), while revenue from the PlayStation Store was 8.58 billion yen (approximately ₽5.54 billion). The company reported this in its financial report.
According to the data provided, the share of game sales on Steam has increased by more than one and a half times. In the fiscal year ending March 2019, the Valve platform accounted for less than 10% of the company’s total sales. From April 2019 to March 2020, Steam’s share was already 15.6%. The most successful titles were Monster Hunter: World, Monster Hunter World Iceborn, Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2.
Capcom previously announced Resident Evil Village. The game will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC on Steam in 2021. The main character of the horror will be Ethan from the seventh part of the series, and the events will unfold in a mysterious snow-covered city.