Microsoft: 108,000 users streamed game videos on Twitch for Xbox One in first week

It took a bit longer than some Xbox One owners would have liked but in March the Twitch app for Microsoft's new game console finally got updated with a way to stream gameplay videos. This week, Microsoft announced that 108,000 unique Twitch users broadcasted their games via the Xbox One app in its first week since the update was released.

Microsoft added those numbers accounted for 22 percent of all Twitch game broadcast activity in that week. In a gentle jab against Sony's PlayStation 4, which had Twitch game video streaming features since the console's launch in November, Microsoft said, "To put that in perspective, according to Twitch, it took another console a month to achieve what the Twitch app on Xbox One did within its first week."

23 million minutes of Twitch game broadcasts have been created via the Xbox One since the app's update on March 10th, according to Microsoft. That includes 2.7 million minutes of video streaming just on March 10th and 11th. The average Twitch game broadcast on the console is fairly long at about 28 minutes. As expected, the recent sci-fi shooter Titanfall is the game that's getting the most use on the Twitch Xbox One app, with over 10 million minutes of footage so far.

Microsoft also revealed this week that each Xbox One owner is currently spending five hours a day playing games, using apps and watching TV though the the console. A specific breakdown of each activity was not revealed.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Twitch

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I'm sure it took PS4 a week to achieve that, its install base was much smaller the first week it was sold than Xbox One's is now...

You know before XO and PS4 I honestly had never head of twitch. I never been one to watch people play games but I had fun the other day watching some friends on there. It seems to me that these consoles have really made something of twitch seeing how most people i know never heard of it either till now.

I was in the same boat as you. I didn't know what it was until Microsoft announced support for it. I like it. I broadcast for my friend to watch me play Titanfall while he's at work, and I've been watching him play Infamous.