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PS4: 20 million minutes of gameplay streamed

PS4: 20 million minutes of gameplay streamed

Sony has announced that since the US launch of PlayStation 4 on 15 November, players have used the Share button to stream over 20 million minutes of live gameplay.

That’s 333,333 hours. Nearly 14,000 days. Just over 38 years racked up in streaming time, and all in less than a month. Good work, everyone.

“PlayStation 4 is specifically designed so people can share their gaming experiences and interest in streaming live gameplay has surpassed our wildest expectations,” commented Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, over on the EU PS Blog. “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.”

Sony also released a handful of other impressive sharing stats. PS4 streams have accounted for 10 per cent of Twitch’s entire streaming content since the console was launched, while the Share menu has been accessed almost 11 million times. There have apparently been over 800,000 individual streams so, thanks to the mighty power of maths, we can work out the average length of these streams to be 25 minutes, although uStream’s own data suggests an average length of 31 minutes – looks like Twitch streams are just generally shorter, although that might have something to do with Twitch’s ban on users streaming live ‘shows’ using The Playroom while uStream still allows it.

It’s an impressive start for Sony’s first step into the world of streaming, and it’s only going to get bigger and better from hereon in. Happy streaming!

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