Among Us becomes bestselling Nintendo Switch game overnight
Among Us which is a popular multiplayer game that witnessed tremendous growth amid the COVID19 pandemic recorded another significant achievement to it's name. On December 15, Among Us launched on Nintendo Switch and developer Innersloth announced on Twitter that the game topped the Nintendo Switch best-sellers list overnight.
Among Us was first launched in June 2018 for Android, iOS devices and later for Microsoft Windows in November 2018. Initially, Among Us was not noticed by the gaming community but two years after its launch, the game became highly popular and went on to break multiple records and collect several accolades.
Recipe for success
In September 2020, Among Us registered a record 1.5 million players across three platforms- PC, iOS, and Android. Among Us has various elements that constitute for an immersive and engaging gameplay like the need to communicate with your teammates for a better outcome, staying alert, and if you're an imposter you are required to be stealthy in your approach.
Also, cross-platform play is one of the major contributing factors for Among Us recording such high player count. Cross-platform play in Among Us was introduced when the game was launched for PC in 2018 which allowed friends to play with each other from different plaforms.
Today, Among Us is one of the best multiplayer games there is, and the fact that it won the Best Multiplayer Game Award and Best Mobile Game Award at The Game Awards 2020 just adds more shine to it. Innersloth also revealed a new map The Airship for Among Us at The Game Awards 2020.