Updated: Jan 31
Yeah, you saw the right number. "Epic Games Store" is quite generous. But this generosity is the reason for their success with the store too. This many game copies only in 2020.
According to the "Epic Games Store" stats, there are almost 160 million users on the store from PCs only which was near to 108 million in 2019. In 2020, the monthly active user of "Epic Games Store" grew from 32 million in 2019 to 56 million as of December 2020.
This is why the store is giving away so many free copies every week to keep users coming back to them. Last year there were 103 free games provided by "Epic Games Store". Gamers did not miss a chance of it and started downloading the free games to a staggering 749 million copies in total. Gamers spent $700 million within the PC game store in 2020. $265 million of that were the amount spent by gamers on third-party games that were not made by Epic Games.
Seems like there is finally a competition for "Steam" now which has had the highest user count for a very long period of time. Well, both the stores are growing rapidly. The ultimate good news is "Epic Games Store" will keep on giving free games to its users in 2021 also along with some newer updates soon. how many games did you get in 2020 for free from the store? Let us know in the comments.