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Twitch Shares Its Impressive 2014 Viewership Numbers

by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:00 AM

2014 was a big year for Twitch, and the company has put together an infographic boasting some of its impressive 2014 viewership numbers as well as some surprising facts.

Between the Amazon purchase, new-gen consoles truly jumping into the world of online streaming, and the bizarre Twitch plays Pokémon phenomenon, Twitch, unsurprisingly, had one of its best years. You can check out the 2014 infographic by heading here, which shares a number of Twitch's 2014 successes, but you can find some highlights in the list below:

  • 16 billion minutes watched per month
  • 100 million unique viewers per month
  • 1.5 million unique broadcasters per month
  • 11 million total videos broadcast per month
  • 10K total partnered channels
  • 1 million peak concurrent viewers in 2014

The infographic also shared some interesting numbers about who is watching what where.

  • Ireland consumes the most Minecraft at 13% of total views in that country.
  • Turkey boasts the largest percentage of League of Legends viewers.
  • Dota 2 is king in the Philippines. 83% of viewers watch Dota 2.
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is the most viewed game in South Korea.

For more on Game Informer's own Twitch presence, head here.

[Source: Twitch]

 

Our Take
Twitch had a year that will be difficult to top. I doubt 2015 will see quite the same amount of impressive growth as 2014, but it certainly isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I imagine one day, Twitch will be treated by a younger generation with the same sort of entertainment status older and current generations consider television networks. I'm sure many young viewers do already, getting the majority of their media entertainment from the service.