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E3 2015 was watched by over 21 million people on Twitch

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I don’t think there’s any doubt that this year’s E3 was one of the best in recent years. Huge game reveals, more news on anticipated titles, and Nintendo muppets… what more could a gamer want? Not being there to see everything in person though (like those other three bozos I work with did) made me far too sad and jealous. At least I could be there in spirit via streaming, right? According to Twitch’s latest blog post, I was not alone. Over 21 million people tuned in to follow all the E3 coverage!

That’s not the only number the streaming giant is throwing around. Apparently, there were over 11,986,000 hours worth of content watched – enough time to go to Pluto and back 72 times!

Here are some other interesting numbers, all in a nifty infographic (via Games Industry):


Based on those graphs above, Twitch’s E3 viewership more than doubled compared to last year’s. That is possibly thanks to the debut of co-streaming, which opened up the event to a larger audience via streams in alternate languages.

With another large, popular organisation streaming the event, I thought Twitch’s numbers would take a knock for sure. I wonder what YouTube’s numbers are looking like? Marcus Graham, the director of programming, had the following to say:

“After crunching the numbers from E3 2015, no other live streaming platform came close to the success the Twitch community achieved. With more than 21 million unique viewers tuning into close to 12 million hours of content, we continue to be both appreciative and awestruck by the support we get from our passionate community. We credit them for not only tuning into hours and hours of E3 gaming goodness, but for bringing their own voice to the mix by co-streaming our broadcasts. When it comes to major trends coming out of E3, the appeal of live social video is definitely one of them.”

Well, I guess YouTube never came close then. I wonder how long Twitch will be able to hold a lead like this…

Last Updated: June 30, 2015


  1. The only E3 things I watched was the SandyStep


    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      June 30, 2015 at 10:08

      Oh, and some silly dancing by the D


    • Hammersteyn

      June 30, 2015 at 10:16

      @disqus_VB0THghkAC:disqus drops trophies, @johnambitious:disqus drops weights, @OddSockZA:disqus drops zeros, but Sandy? Sandy drops the bass!


      • Admiral Chief's Adventure

        June 30, 2015 at 10:16

        D drops the panties. Said no one ever


        • Hammersteyn

          June 30, 2015 at 10:18

          He dropped Dawid in MK 😀


          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            June 30, 2015 at 10:21

            That he did!

  2. VampyreSquirrel

    June 30, 2015 at 10:11

    I watched the Bethesda, EA, Microsoft and Ubisoft shows live.


    • Hammersteyn

      June 30, 2015 at 10:13

      I slept, or played games, or fed the poor. don’t recall. Knew Lagz would cover everything so that I can read it on my own time.


    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      June 30, 2015 at 10:15

      You need a gf or something dude


      • oVg "I hate Portals" - Geralt

        June 30, 2015 at 10:53

        and draw some mana 😛


      • VampyreSquirrel

        June 30, 2015 at 11:02

        Hahaha, I’m married and was sick (her fault), and was off work on the 15th.


    • Dark_Kitarist

      June 30, 2015 at 12:15

      I watched them all… And I didn’t sleep at all… Since I’m on the other side of the world in a shitty little country 8 hours ahead of San Francisco…

      Still I cried Ron Swanson approved man tears when the Bethesda showcase started 😀 and then there was Battlefront… Could this year be any better?


  3. oVg "I hate Portals" - Geralt

    June 30, 2015 at 10:52

    But I cant walk 500 miles.


  4. Dark_Kitarist

    June 30, 2015 at 12:20

    Next year I’m coming to San Francisco 😀 Need to start getting extra money to pay for two plane tickets for me and my gf since she’s a “gamer girl” too and wants to come with. I need 2 grand to fly to SF… Two damn grand…

    Well maybe I’ll skip next year and come when Bethesda announces something new, like Fallout Online or Aragonia or something… 😀


  5. Jonah Cash

    June 30, 2015 at 13:36

    I watched on youtube because the twitch player is not really all that user friendly!


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