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Roblox outage helped boost games like Among Us and Minecraft, report finds


Roblox’s three-day Halloween weekend outage benefitted other popular gaming apps, according to new data from mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. In a rare, but unfortunately timed outage event, Roblox’s gaming platform went down on the evening on October 28 and didn’t return until October 31, leading to gains in apps also favored by Roblox’s younger users, including Minecraft, Among Us, and, possibly, Twitch.
Based on Sensor Tower’s panel of installs, users continued to try to access the Roblox app while it was down. This resulted in some form of “time spent” in the Roblox app during the outage. But overall, the average time spent in the app was down by 93% week-over-week, the firm reported.
Meanwhile, Minecraft’s usage saw a 2% week-over-week boost in usage during the same period between Oct. …

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