The lights are on
Earlier this year, the world held its breath as Twitch played Pokémon, and if you wondered just how massive a phenomenon that experience was, the numbers are in, and they’re impressive.
While at PAX, researcher and data scientist Alex Leavitt released some numbers collected during the live stream of Twitch’s open source playthrough of Pokémon Red/Blue for Game Boy. Here are some of the most interesting facts:
For a deeper look into Twitch Plays Pokémon, read our analysis of the mythos that developed during the livestream.
Our TakeThis is impressive. I remember a lot of people talking about Twitch Plays Pokémon when it was happening, but I didn't realize that it had taken up that much mindshare. I just goes to show how popular video games have gotten in the last few decades.
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