PS4 users have streamed 20 million minutes of live gameplay since launch

PS4 users have streamed over 20 million minutes (more than 38 years) of live gameplay since the console’s launch in November, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced.

Gamers have reacted positively to the system’s integrated streaming tools as nearly 800,000 gameplay broadcasts and more than 7.1 million spectate sessions have been recorded via Twitch and Ustream. 10 percent of all of Twitch’s streaming content has come from the console, with Battlefield 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Call of Duty: Ghosts being the most popular games to stream. Ustream has also reported that each broadcaster has spent an average of 31 minutes streaming.

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios stated, “PlayStation 4 is specifically designed so people can share their gaming experiences and interest in streaming live gameplay has surpassed our wildest expectations, 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 are also planning on adding Twitch archiving for streams through PlayStation 4 in the future. While PS4 owners are enjoying the streaming options on offer, Xbox One owners are left having to wait until next year to be able to stream content via twitch, after Microsoft announced prior to Xbox One’s launch that Twitch broadcasting would not be available until 2014.