Sony: Users Fully Embracing PS4's Streaming Capabilities
If you've live-streamed content from your new PlayStation 4, you're not alone.
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) have announced that a huge number of PS4 owners have embraced the console's streaming capabilities:
There have been nearly 800,000 gameplay broadcasts and more than 7.1 million spectate sessions via video streaming platforms, Twitch and Ustream. All told, over 20 million minutes of live gameplay has been streamed from the PS4 already, and it has only been out since November 15 in the US and November 29 in Europe. Ten percent of all content on Twitch has come from PS4 systems, and Ustream has reported an average of 31 minutes of streaming per caster. Top streamed games include Killzone: Shadow Fall, Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Said Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida in an official statement:
"PlayStation 4 is specifically designed so people can share their gaming experiences and interest in streaming live gameplay has surpassed our wildest expectations. 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."
The PS4 was the most successful console launch in PlayStation history. Sony tallied over 2.1 million PS4 units globally, and many users continue to explore the new social-oriented features. The revolutionary Share button on the Dual Shock 4 controller is definitely getting pressed quite a bit.
12/10/2013 10:14:14 AM Ben Dutka