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Xbox One users have Twitched away 23 million minutes

A whole lot of sharing going on
Tue Apr 01 2014, 16:41
Titanfall pilot

XBOX ONE GAMERS have live streamed 23 million minutes of game action, bragging and presumably glorious takedowns.

Twitch only appeared on Microsoft's latest games console on 10 March, but Microsoft was expecting it to be a quick fire success. It has delivered on those hopes, and is just one part of the time suck that gamers have found themselves in.

According to Micosoft, Xbox Live members who own Xbox One consoles are spending five hours a day in front of their consoles considering their apps, playing games, and watching television.

Microsoft singled out Twitch for special mention, and the firm said that it has "played a big role" in Xbox One usage. Gamers could not wait for the option to share brag clips, we imagine, and on the first day 2.7 million minutes of action were shared. Thirty percent of all Twitch broadcasts now come from the Xbox One.

Twitch, which is doing good business on the Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) and Microsoft's Xbox One, is rather pleased to be pushed to the front of celebratory statements.

"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."

Microsoft said that it took a rival games console a month to achieve what Xbox One users did in a week. It did not name the rival console, but we can assume that it meant the PS4.

Titanfall, which hit the Xbox One games console at the same time as Twitch and is an ultra-competitive multiplayer first person shooter, is the most Twitched game. µ


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