This month Twitch the world’s leading streaming video game platform has announced that their monthly active broadcaster base has now passed 1 million generating 45 million monthly viewers.
Twitch has also revealed that since it launched its next-generation Sony PlayStation 4 Twitch application roughly 2 months ago, 20 percent of all Twitch Broadcasters own a PlayStation 4.
Twitch will also be soon launching on Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox one console so expect to see another increase in its user base, adding to the already average of 13 billion minutes watched per month by users of Twitch.
As well as announcing the staggering amount of users that now enjoy the Twitch game streaming service. The company behind Twitch, Justin.TV has also officially changed its name to Twitch Interactive, Inc, however Justin.tv will still remain as a mature product of Twitch Interactive. Today’s press release reads:
“The decision to rename the company was based on the immense growth of Twitch, a brand which currently attracts more than 45 million viewers per month since launching in June, 2011. In addition to the broadcaster and minutes watched milestones, viewers spend an average of 106 minutes watched per person per day illustrating a staggering level of engagement.”
“As Twitch has continued to grow as the leader of the video game streaming space, it has eclipsed our previous initiatives. Given our total focus on serving the gaming community it makes sense to reposition it as our primary brand,” said Emmett Shear, CEO and Founder, Twitch. “Seven years ago, Justin.tv pioneered live video on the Web, and while I remain proud of all the work we did under that name, I’m even more excited about our new future as Twitch.”