Even with the rumors starting to surface about this console generation possibly coming to an end soon, this E3 was all about what games each respective console would be offering. For the second year in a row, Microsoft’s Xbox conference reached the most concurrent viewers on Twitch out of all the other presentations during E3. What was more impressive than just gaining the most concurrent viewers during E3, it was the most-watched Twitch stream ever, bagging 1.7 million concurrent viewers.
While they won E3 in terms of Twitch views, many still are left wondering what Xbox has to offer by the way of exclusives. Sony has consistently been putting out high-quality, console-selling exclusives every year, usually multiple times every year. This may explain why so many people have been tuning into Microsoft’s conferences over the past two E3’s, to see what exclusives they are bringing to the table.
This E3, they didn’t so much make the pitch of having exclusives ready to play in the next year or so, excluding Gears 5 and possibly Halo Infinite, but they took a long-term approach to the situation. Microsoft is looking long-term, possibly for the next console generation for their exclusives, by acquiring four studios and creating a brand new studio named The Initiative, to bring new titles to the Xbox.
Here’s the breakdown of the Top 7 viewed Twitch streams during E3.
- Microsoft / Xbox — 1.7 Million viewers (1.1 Million in 2017)
- Ubisoft — 1.6 Million viewers (986K in 2017)
- Sony / PlayStation — 1.5 Million viewers (926K in 2017)
- Bethesda — 964K viewers (233K in 2017)
- PC Gaming Show — 893K viewers (552K in 2017)
- Nintendo / Switch — 679K viewers (292K in 2017)
- EA (Electronic Arts) — 528K viewers (676K in 2017)
This post was originally written by Tyler Lirones.