The intensive period of the Summer Game Fest and the past big conferences, it is time to take stock. And the numbers have spoken: Xbox is statistically the big winner of this edition.
While Summer Game Fest 2022 will continue for a few more weeks, the bulk of the event is already over. This edition has once again delighted video game fans, even if some productions are still desired. The organizer’s conference was partly disappointing, but those of Sony and Microsoft were generous.
PlayStation’s Most Viewed E3 Conference
With only 28 minutes of streaming, Sony broke its own record. The June 2022 State of Play received more views than any other E3 conference from the publisher. Not counting live Twitch views, the PlayStation conference saw 2.52 million views on YouTube, a figure the company hadn’t approached since E3 2016 and its 2.51 million viewers. A data that increases only very slightly by counting the number of views on the various local channels of the brand.
On the other hand, outside the summer period, Sony sets the bar higher. The last two PlayStation Showcase had about 4.9 million views in 2020 and 3.9 million in 2021. A new edition is again expected for the start of the school year, and given the rumors we imagine that the public will be there. you. It is rumored that Sony should announce the return of inFAMOUS and Sly Cooper at its next meeting.
Xbox grand winner of Summer Game Fest 2022
In terms of pure views, the big winner of Summer Game Fest 2022 is Xbox. The green brand event has been viewed more than 5.2 million times by combining the publisher’s American channels and those of Bethesda. It must be said that this year, Microsoft was particularly expected at the turn with Starfield and Redfall and its catalog of exclusives. A few games were still missing, like Avowed and Bethesda’s Indiana Jones.
For its part, the Summer Game Fest continues to draw crowds. On social networks, the event claims a peak of 3.5 million simultaneous spectators, and more than 27 million live streams, an increase of 8% compared to the previous year. Obviously, Geoff Keighley gives us an appointment in 2023 for an edition that will openly compete with E3 with a physical event.