For those equipped to do so, I think the latest batch of consoles are going to open up an entirely new social world of gaming. One key feature? The ability to show off your gaming skills, or in my case, lack of said abilities. The PlayStation 4 has some Twitch functionality under the hood. And right now, it’s dominating that gaming scene.
According to Sony, around 10% of Twitch is now flying the PlayStation 4 flag. That’s nearly 800 000 broadcasts of gameplay, and combined with Ustream, accounts for over 7.1 million spectate sessions so far.
So which games garner the most views? Usual first-person-shooter suspects Battlefield 4, Killzone Shadow Fall and Call of Duty: Ghosts rule the roost. Ustream broadcasts usually garner at least 31 minutes of attention so far, with SCEE president Shuhei Yoshida remarking that “We’re very excited to see gamers embrace live streaming from their PS4 system and we look forward to seeing how PlayStation gamers advance social gaming in the coming years.”
Need even more numbers? Then here are a bunch more, so excuse me while I go take my new PS4 branded car for a drive and avoid accusations that I’ve been bought off. Yet again.
- 20 million minutes of gameplay broadcast so far
- PS4’s Share Menu has been accessed 10.9 million times since launch
The console launches this side from midnight tomorrow. Or if you’re lucky, your local House and Home/Musica/Hi-Fi Corporation has already broken the street date, and left other vendors seething with pure hate. I’m looking to try some of that Twitch streaming for myself, and see if I can rake in tons of cash with my displays of terrible gaming skills.
Last Updated: December 11, 2013