'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' sets viewer record on Twitch

Posted Nov 14, 2014 by Marcus Hondro
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a fun game to play, no question - the new game already has legions of users - but turns out it is something people love to watch, too. In one week alone users spent 5.4 million hours watching others play COD on Twitch.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is already the most streamed console game of 2014.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is already the most streamed console game of 2014.
Photo courtesy Sledgehammer Games
The game just became available November 3 and those figures are from the first week only. That 5.4 million hours in which people have used Twitch's live streaming to watch others play already makes 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' the most streamed console game of this year. Pretty sick, taking only a week to pull that off.
The people at Twitch are not surprised.
"Since the Call of Duty community on Twitch is extremely passionate, we are not surprised that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare set a milestone for most streamed console game of the year based on launch week comparisons," Ernest Le, a director and publisher at Twitch told media. "Our community spent over an hour a day watching and engaging with people playing the game, illustrating the incredibly strong appeal of live interactive video."
Twitch users: millions of minutes on COD
The numbers come down to this: more than 75,000 broadcasters shared their game-playing on Twitch's video platform and they were watched 26 million times by almost 6 million viewers. Those viewers collectively spent 327 million minutes watching games, which translates to that 5.4 million hours.
Naturally this is exciting for the folks at Sledgehammer Games, the company that created this latest installment of the COD franchise. Glen Schofield, the co-founder and studio head over at Sledgehammer, said they are "thrilled" to see their efforts being appreciated by users and viewers.
"The team at the studio is thrilled to see players think the game we've poured our heart and soul into making these last three years is not only be fun to play, but very exciting to watch," Schofield said