Twitch sees record numbers as Xbox One usage grows

Twitch sees record numbers as Xbox One usage grows
Microsoft has announced today that Twitch is now seeing record numbers following a boost in Xbox One usage of the services.

The app added broadcasting for Xbox on March 10th, and the company says there have been over 23 million minutes broadcast from Twitch on Xbox One since this launch.

Says the software giant: "This includes more than 2.7 million minutes broadcast from Xbox One March 10-11, the most ever for a Twitch console app in its first day. Additionally, 30 percent of all Twitch unique broadcasters were broadcasting from Xbox One during the app's first day.

In its first week, 108,000 unique Twitch users tried their hand at broadcasting from Xbox One, accounting for 22 percent of Twitch's unique broadcasters in the same period of time. To put that in perspective, according to Twitch, it took another console a month to achieve what the Twitch app on Xbox One did within its first week. New broadcasters are really getting into it, too, as the average Twitch broadcast on Xbox One is nearly as long as the average American TV sitcom at 28 minutes."

As expected, Titanfall was the most popular game on Twitch, with 10 million minutes of the game broadcast since launch.

"We have always considered enabling live streaming directly from consoles to be a key step in unlocking the ability for all gamers to share their experiences," said Emmett Shear, Founder and CEO of Twitch. "Yet we never imagined the popularity would spread as fast as it has. Microsoft has really helped drive this expansion, and the great system architecture of Xbox One has allowed us to build a really great broadcasting experience with a robust feature set. We're all very excited about working with Microsoft to continue rolling out new features on the platform."

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 1 Apr 2014 12:58
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  • nintenut

    Oh Christ, wrong tab. Don't mind me.

    1.4.2014 16:25 #1

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