PlayStation 4 users have streamed more than 38 years — over 20 million minutes — of live gameplay through the Twitch and Ustream services since the console's launch on Nov. 15, Sony Computer Entertainment's American and European branches announced today.
This number includes 800,000 broadcasts and more than 7.1 million spectator sessions through the system.
According to data collected by Twitch, 10 percent of all content streaming through Twitch's platform has come from the system, based on the average minutes broadcast, since the console's initial launch in North America. Ustream also reported an average of 31 minutes streaming per broadcaster. The top games streamed from the PS4 include Battlefield 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Call of Duty: Ghosts.
The PS4's streaming service is available for free and use the DualShock 4 controller's Share button, which Sony reports has been used to access the Share Menu more than 10.9 million times. The console itself is estimated to have sold more than 2.1 million units worldwide since launch, with Sony touting it as the most successful PlayStation console launch in history.
"PlayStation 4 is specifically designed so people can share their gaming experiences and interest in streaming live gameplay has surpassed our wildest expectations," president of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida said in a press statement. "We're very excited to see gamers embrace live streaming from their PS4 system and we look forward to seeing how PlayStation gamers advance social gaming in the coming years."
Sony is planning to add archiving for Twitch streams through PS4 in the future.