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The success of Elden Ring on Twitch: more than 200 million hours viewed in a month

The success of Elden Ring can be accounted for in different ways. For example, with its launch on Steam, which placed it as the fifth game with the best premiere on the Valve platform. Or with the units distributed and sold around the world, which exceeded 12 million in less than a month between the PC, PS5, Xbox Series, PS4 and Xbox One editions. But also with Twitch: viewers have watched over 215 million hours of the FromSoftware game in just over a month since its launch on February 25, according to data provided by the analysis firm Stream Hatchet.

The figure doubles, in many cases comfortably, the milestones reached by previous FromSoftware games. What’s more: only during the first week that the game was available exceeded one million concurrent viewers. There may be different explanations for this interest in watching the game.

Like other titles from the Hidetaka Miyazaki studio, it is a game based on the overcoming great challengeswhich for some players is a barrier, but also a attractive when watching another person play. In addition, the number of secrets that plague the signature games increases exponentially in the Middle Lands, so Lightless who have already ventured into the open world may have a chance. interested in seeing other games to discover new areas, final bosses or objects and magic that have gone unnoticed.

Dark Souls, Bloodborne and sekiro on Twitch

Analysts specializing in live broadcast figures for video games and electronic sports have looked at the previous successes of the study, although it recognizes that they only have data from May 2016when they began their work. Therefore, the premiere of Dark Souls It is not well represented at all. Even so, the title had around 100,000 hours viewed weekly between 2016 and 2017, but As Twitch grew in popularity, so did the game.. when it was released Dark Souls Remastered In the spring of 2018, the 10 million hours viewed in a month.

Dark Souls Remastered

The figures of Bloodborne they are more discreet, but you also have to take into account that it is less common to broadcast from PC than from PS4, where the game is exclusive. Still, the action-RPG themed lovecraftian carry more than 60 million hours views between 2016 and March 2022. The contrast with Dark Souls III It is clear: to date it has over 161 million of hours viewed. Just one month after its premiere in April 2016, it exceeded 9 million.

Also, as a curious fact, during the confinements due to the coronavirus pandemic in different countries in the summer of 2020, the third Dark Souls it had 8 million viewers in June and July. While the report leaves out Dark Souls IIs looks at Sekiro: Shadows Die Twicethe most successful premiere on Twitch until the launch of Elden Ring despite the fact that it is the most linear, and therefore the least given to secrets. in the first two weeks after its premiere in March 2019 exceeded 30 million of spectators; To date it has 94 million hours.

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