15 Fantastic Roblox Facts to Celebrate in 2021

15 Fantastic Roblox Facts to Celebrate in 2021

Serving both as a game and a game creation system, Roblox has become insanely popular, especially among young children.

Curious to know more about this video game? 

Then take a look at these Roblox facts and stats. 

Top 10 Most Interesting Roblox Stats and Facts

  • Roblox has 48.2 million daily active users.
  • At least 1.5 children in the UK are playing Roblox.
  • Users have spent 4 billion hours on Roblox.
  • Roblox is a game creation system that has over 50 million games. 
  • Roblox Corporation takes a 75.5% cut of revenue from developers.
  • Adopt Me! is the most popular Roblox game of 2021
  • Roblox is one of the most downloaded free games on both the App Store and Google Play Store.
  • Roblox is the second most-watched game on Youtube, behind Minecraft.
  • The platform has several recreations of the Christchurch mass shooting. 
  • The number of daily active users should go up to 34.6 million by the end of the year.

General Roblox Statistics 

1. Roblox currently has 48.2 million daily active users.

(Roblox, PCGamesN, The Conversation)

According to Roblox statistics, a total of 48.2 million daily active users (DAU) were recorded in August 2021, a 32% increase from the previous year. 

As of May 2020, its player count is up to 150 million monthly active users, or at least 25 million more than its competitor Minecraft.

Roblox’s popularity surged during the pandemic, as 2020 Roblox facts reveal that it had 32.6 million DAUs across all gaming consoles such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets. 

2. Users have spent 4 billion hours on Roblox.

(Roblox, The Conversation)

In 2020, Roblox saw its users average 2.6 hours per day on the platform. In August of this year, however, the platform saw a 32% increase in hours engaged, bringing up the total to 4 billion. 

3. There are over 50 million community-created games on Roblox.

(Scholastic, Cultured Vultures)

Roblox is so much more than just a children’s game. In fact, it is a game creation system that allows users to make games and share them with their friends. This is how the platform amassed 40 million games in 2018, which had increased to 50 million in 2021. These games are all created in the Roblox Studio, an in-game visual designing tool. 

5. Developers on Roblox earned $110 million in 2019.

(Business Wire, The Verge)

In 2020, the company predicted that devs could earn as much as $250 million, as they were enabled to monetise their games both from the sale of in-game products and engagement. In June 2019, Roblox paid devs $2 million as part of an additional programme offering payouts according to engagement time of Premium subscribers.

Roblox further claims that more than 1,250 devs on the platform earned $10,000 in Robux in 2020, while more than 300 cashed in $100,000+.

6. Roblox’s revenue amounted to $924 million in 2020.

(Roblox, Statista, Cultured Vultures)

Roblox stats reveal that the game platform’s revenue in 2020 was over $924 million, almost double what they made the previous year. 

According to their August 2021 report, the company’s estimated monthly revenue is between $197 million and $170 million, up by an impressive 102% year over year. The latest statistics also have the average player spending around $15.51 on the platform. 

Despite these impressive statistics, Roblox still reported a total loss of $140.1 million in Q2 2021. 

7. Roblox Corporation takes a 75.5% cut of revenue from developers.

(NME)

Users are encouraged to make their games using the platform’s object-oriented programming, with Roblox heavily promoting the idea that its users can monetise their creations. And while that may be true, a shocking fact about Roblox is that they take a whopping 75% of the revenue of any sale. For comparison, Valve, creator of the first-person shooter game Counter-Strike, takes a 30% cut on Steam.

8. Roblox is one of the most downloaded free games on both the App Store and Google Play Store. 

(Roblox, Cultured Vultures)

Roblox is available across all platforms, such as the UK’s favourite console—Xbox, PC, and Mac, but playing on smartphones and tablets has become one of the most popular ways to enjoy the game. 

In fact, in 2016, the game saw a surge in downloads, with 850,000 on iOS and 1.6 million on Android. Four years later, Roblox reports a total of 158 million downloads on both apps, ranking third on Apple’s top free games charts.

Roblox User Demographics

9. 1.5 million children in the UK play Roblox. 

(The Guardian, Statista)

Roblox is extremely popular in the United Kingdom, research from Kids Insights suggests. According to the company’s survey, 24% of 10 to 12-year-olds in Britain play Roblox, as do 19% of seven to nine-year-olds. 

US Roblox user demographics tell a similar story. A Statista survey shows that 33% of preteens in the US chose Roblox as their favourite video game, significantly more than those who preferred Fortnite or Minecraft. 

10. Roblox has an average of 3,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch. 

(TwitchTracker)

Even though Roblox viewership on Twitch has increased over the years, from around 400 in 2017 to more than 500 two years later, the game is still not that popular on this video streaming platform. The number of concurrent viewers on Twitch peaked in April 2021 at 216,499, going down drastically two months later to 20,000 viewers—the poorest month on record in terms of peak concurrent viewers.

11. Adopt Me! is the most popular game on Roblox, with 23,78 billion visits as of July 2021.

(Statista) 

The second and third most popular games of all time on the platform are obstacle course Tower of Hell (13.31 billion visits) and Meep City (10.88 billion), while survival horror game Piggy (8.82 billion) and RPG Brookhaven (8.42 billion) round off the top five. 

Roblox Trends

12. Roblox plans to offer developer events.  

(PCGamesN)

Roblox plans to introduce its own spin on Fortnite-type events by offering budding game developers on the platform to build community events that will be held virtually at first and possibly in person later on. 

13. The number of daily active users should go up to 34.6 million by the end of the year.

(Pocket Gamer)

Roblox Corp estimates that the game will generate $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion in revenue by the end of 2021, accumulating $2.1 billion in non-GAAP bookings. They also project the number of DAUs to range between 34.4 million and 34.6 million for the entire 2021, while hours engaged are forecast to reach from 29.8 billion to 31.4 billion. 

Fun Facts About Roblox

14. Roblox was the second most-watched game on YouTube last year.

(YouTube)

Unlike Twitch, which is not that popular among preteens, Roblox has amassed a huge following on YouTube. In 2020 the game gained 75 billion views, making it the second most-watched game on YouTube, behind Minecraft with 201 billion views. 

15. Roblox is trying to moderate recreations of mass shooting events.   

(The Verge)

Roblox is struggling to moderate some of its content, mainly re-creations of horrifying mass shootings. An anti-defamation league researcher has been finding eerie recreations of the Christchurch mass shooting a total of three times on the platform. 

16. The minimum amount needed to convert Robux into real money is 100,000 Robux. 

(NME)

This equals 1,000 US dollars or around £734. Robux, the in-game currency, can also be withdrawn by users, provided they pay $5 a month in a premium subscription. 

17. Lil Nas X Roblox concerts gathered 33 million views in two days.

(The Verge)

33 million people viewed the four Roblox shows of the hip hop star. Fortnite’s Travis Scott concerts, on the other hand, garnered 45.8 million views over five shows. 

18. 830,824 users downloaded Roblox on Xbox in the first month.

(Cultured Vultures)

Roblox was launched on the Xbox One in 2016, becoming an instant success on the gaming console. In fact, over 800,000 users downloaded the game in the first month, with the majority of signups (746,000+) being brand new accounts. Xbox does not release figures on Roblox users anymore, although the game is still among the top ten most-played Xbox games, so its user base is still going strong.

Wrapping Up

Roblox is one of the largest free-to-play platforms marketed towards the younger generations, as well as one of the most popular game creation platforms, encouraging aspiring developers all over the world to create their own games and reap the profits. 

Even though the company has faced issues, including backlash over the enormous cut it takes from devs and unmoderated content, Roblox facts and stats show that it continues to draw in users and games creators. 

Pretty soon, even those over the age of 10 will know what Roblox is. 

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