Xbox One helps Twitch reach record-breaking numbers

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Microsoft has already seen some mild success with its Xbox One console since the next-gen system launched late last year. The popular streaming service Twitch recently released an app for the system, announcing official support just in time for the launch of Titanfall. Turns out, many of you enjoy streaming your gaming time with others.

According to a post over on Xbox Wire, players are enjoying an average of 5 hours per day exploring apps, playing games or watching some TV. Nearly 23 million minutes have been broadcast from Twitch on the Xbox One since March 11th. The service has seen a sudden spike in use with an additional 30 percent of all unique broadcasting from Xbox One during the launch day of the app.

"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," commented 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."

Have you enjoyed streaming your games via Twitch on your Xbox One?

Source: Xbox Wire



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Sarang68 says:

Rich. Mild success compared to ?

adrian1338 says:

Compared to the playstation 4

While the X1 is technically selling well, and is in less markets now than the PS4, the PS4 is selling better. No denying it.

Antluv82 says:

PS4 is in tha way

Considering it's sold millions of units in far fewer markets, it's far more than "mildly successful"

NIST says:

Ya, the "mildly successful" comment was "mildly out of place"

Sarang68 says:

Are you terming it as really a mild success.? I don't have any numbers as such. Can you provide them?

hwangeruk says:

> 4 million units sold. in a few months, thats selling v well.

cknorthpole says:

I'm waiting for xone to be released in Sweden and then its game on! Not sure if I will stream though, might try it out.

YA BILLY says:

I have 2 xboners, but still play my 360 way more.

lubbalots says:

You must play hard having two Xboners and a 360.

Went next gen last week got a ps4 and xbox one. They are really cool and worth it. Got a wii u too

Nice! I would love to have all of them. I would only get a Wii U for Super Smash Bros though. :)

Neo Nuke says:

Dude. You're living the ultimate dream!


I don't play games, but when I do the cops come rolling in because I chucked my tv out of a ten story building.

lubbalots says:

Don't forget to chuck your Xbone when I pass by your window.

Ultimateone says:

Its so easy to use, great app

omagic82 says:

I'm addicted to watching old NES and SNES game broadcasts via Twitch on XB1. The XB1 still has some work to do, but I find it to be a great all-in-one device. Being able to change channels and such using voice commands is pretty awesome.

iyae says:

Yeah. For example, it needs to stop refusing to play audio from my PC via the HDMI in just because i have left it idle a few hours. My PC is always on, but because of this i need to reboot it multiple times a day when i want to watch something. Frustrating

Chummsy says:

Have you tried setting your television as the default audio output?

iyae says:

No, i need to select "xbox one" as the default playback device (which i have done). Problem is it needs audio constantly playing or the xbox decides to stop processing audio from the HDMI cable. Its frustrating.

"Mild success"? Really? Record setting sales of millions of consoles in just 13 countries is "mild success"...

iyae says:

Compared to ps4 it is. Sucks but true. More people are buying ps4s because of the 1080p thing.

N1NJ4K1LL3R says:

Yet, I doubt any of them could even tell the difference between 900 and 1080p, lol.

iyae says:

Its true,but so many people just go by numbers.

JonesCK1 says:

Playing Tomb Raider now and it looks amazing. The game is really good too, it draws you in. Last I checked it was 1080p.

Antluv82 says:

PS4 don't have alot of core games...they BC of tha price talk facts dude

iyae says:

Nah. Its not cos of $50. Its cos the ps4 is more powerful. Core gamers go by the numbers.

JasonH81 says:

Yeah, but Twitch on XB1 is in 720p while PS4 is sub HD.

Although you would have noticed that Sony is addressing this issue and the next firmware will update it to 720p

JasonH81 says:

Why would I have noticed that? Both these consoles are going to be doing constant updates. That's why I posted that. To express that resolution wars and all that hub-bub is nonsense. People complained about not enough to not any 1080p and 1080p/60fps from both consoles; but they'll rave about twitch even though it was being broadcasted at sub HD. Oops, the hypocrisy is thick in console wars. Enjoy the consoles, enjoy the games, and enjoy the services. Is that too hard for people these days.

Crasstoe says:

I know right! What does it have to do for people to accept that it has been a success in its own right?

Sales figures between the XB1 and PS4 obviously tell a story but factor in that MS still make and sell the 360, it shows MS is catering for 2 markets in a smaller number of locations and AFAIK has sold more 360s and 1s than the PS4 has sold (since the revised 360 came out at the Next Gen launch)... just saying...

Soypan says:

Agree, and it's current-gen now, pls stop calling it next-gen :S

kingkoopa09 says:

Yea the whole war is thrown out of proportion, that fact Xbox one has sold that much is a feat in itself because like it says we spend more time doing EVERYTHING on one device and tend to spend more on a consistent bases unlike ps4 its all about how much u save I know many ps3s that never touched online and quite a few ps4s besides basic cods and what

mr_808 says:

I've been enjoying Twitch way more than I thought I would.  It could use some improvements, though.  I wish it were easier to join streams that your friends are watching.  Also, it would be real nice if you could stream party chat audio instead of just your chat audio.


TonyDedrick says:

I figured that "mild success" comment would ruffle some feathers, lol

Not saying it's fake but.....does no one pay attention to the date anymore?

ladydias says:

Ikr, Rich was totally trolling us with that and apparently no one has caught on yet. Lol

chriswong13 says:

I still don't get the need to stream/watch games being played? Yes, selected clips are cools though...

Still looking forward for twitch on my phone and surface...

dougplanet says:

Unless you're looking to broadcast, see Game Streams for Windows8, and LiveGaming for WP.

I already have. Those two, despite being ok, aren't really on twitch.tv's offical app quality.

coip says:

Microsoft, buy Twitch already, before it's too late.

swizzlerz says:

I'm had a few errors. A few streams. a view views. Oh and watched too. folow me - swizzlerz on Xbox one. swizzlerzs on twitch