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Microsoft's E3 presser was biggest Twitch livestream ever

And there was a sizeable year-on-year increase.

Microsoft had a lot to show this year at E3 with roughly 50 games (including Battletoads, Gears 5, and Halo Infinite), the creation of a new studio, the purchase of another four, the announcement of a new stream service, and a confirmation that the next Xbox console is brewing in the Redmond laboratories. Because of this, they ran their press conference for 100 minutes, which was more than anyone else this year.

Obviously, people were really curious about what the company had to show, and according to the statistics site Githyp, the press conference was the highest viewed stream on Twitch from E3 this year. However, that wasn't the only record as Githyp continues by stating it was also "the highest concurrent viewer count of any stream ever on Twitch."

Microsoft had 1.7 million viewers, with Ubisoft second with 1.6 million. Below are all the statistics for the Twitch streams from E3 2018, and as you can see, everyone but EA had a severly increased live audience on Twitch compared to 2017.


  1. Microsoft / Xbox — 1.7 Million viewers (1.1 Million in 2017)

  2. Ubisoft — 1.6 Million viewers (986K in 2017)

  3. Sony / PlayStation — 1.5 Million viewers (926K in 2017)

  4. Bethesda — 964K viewers (233K in 2017)

  5. PC Gaming Show — 893K viewers (552K in 2017)

  6. Nintendo / Switch — 679K viewers (292K in 2017)

  7. EA (Electronic Arts) — 528K viewers (676K in 2017)

Did you watch any of the E3 streams this year?