Fortnite-maker Epic Games announced that PC players spent a total of $820 million on its Epic Games Store last year, down 2% from $840 million spent in 2021. Spending on third-party games, on the other hand, grew by 18% year-over-year to $355 million.
According to the Epic Games Store 2022 Year in Review report, the marketplace now has 723 million cross-platform accounts, with PC players accounting for 230 million of that, up 36 million from 2021.
The company said that the number of its daily active users peaked at 34.3 million last year,, and monthly active users hit 68 million, up from 62 million in 2021.
Meanwhile, the number of available titles on the marketplace reached 1,548 with the addition of 626 new PC games launched in 2022.
Epic offered $2,240 worth 99 free games last year as part of its Free Game program, and players claimed a total of 700 million titles.
The company also revealed the top titles of 2022 that saw the most player spending and engagement.
Top Epic Games Store titles in 2022
- Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
- Red Dead Redemption II
- Fall Guys
- Saints Row
- Borderlands 3
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Evil Dead The Game
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Dying Light 2 Stay Human
- FIFA 2023
- Far Cry 6
- Dead by Daylight
Epic’s 2023 plans
Epic said that among its 2023 goals is to improve its launcher performance in order to enhance user experience. The company is also planning to provide support for subscription services from third-party publishers and live service products, create ‘’Content Hubs’’ to let developers share their important announcements with users, and continue offering a free game every week.
Last week, Epic launched its new self-publishing tools to allow developers and publishers to launch their titles on the Epic Games Store more effortlessly.