The corona crisis has really heated up the streaming market, because it’s not just Twitch that benefits from it. But soon a service will end.
Already in the first quarter, Twitch posted record numbers in the wake of the current crown crisis. For the first time, the three billion viewing hours mark was broken in a three-month period. Now, according to a report from Streamlabsund Stream Hatchet, Twitch has raised that number again.
In the second quarter, more than five billion hours of viewing time was accumulated, representing an increase of 62.7 percent compared to the first quarter. In a year-on-year comparison, this is even 83.1 percent growth. Overall, Twitch has a 67.6 percent market share; As a game streaming platform, Twitch, which was acquired by Amazon in 2014 for just under a billion dollars, is unrivaled.
Microsoft shuts down the mixer: Twitch is unrivaled
Just a few days ago it became known that Microsoft will crush its Mixer service on July 22 to partner with Facebook Gaming. Mixer was a promising alternative that the Fortnite pro Ninja even bought exclusively to turn his back on Twitch.
It didn’t look too bad for Mixer recently. While the world has largely shut down in the first half of 2020, streaming services have been an important window to the outside world. Mixer managed to watch 106 million hours, a 30.6 percent increase from the previous quarter. The five million channel mark was also broken, but Mixer still had a market share of just 1.4 percent in the second quarter, which is even lower than in the first quarter.
Will the Mixer End’s Facebook games benefit?
However, YouTube Gaming Live saw a sharp increase of almost 40 percent with around 1.5 billion hours of playback. Facebook Gaming has a quarterly plus of almost 50 percent and finished with 822 million hours of watch time in the second quarter of 2020. How the end of Mixer will affect it remains to be seen. Where do you prefer to look?