For some reason it's a thing I've never tried before, but it seems like I might be in the minority. Twitch streaming on the PS4 looks set to be one of those plain old good ideas. Just a couple of months post-release and the PlayStation 4 is accounting for a whopping 20% of the Twitch userbase when it comes to broadcasting. That's a big number.
It's a percentage that's sure to grow substantially in the coming months as both Twitch and the PS4 gain momentum.
"Ever since we began working with the major console platform companies, we were confident the integration of live broadcasting to Twitch would be a game changer," said Matthew DiPietro, VP Marketing, Twitch. "Based on our success with PlayStation 4, which currently represents 20% of our broadcaster base, our vision was on the mark. We envision a day when broadcasting your gameplay is a ubiquitous piece of the gaming experience. We’re well on our way."
A ubiquitous piece of the gaming experience: I'm not sure about that. Some people, I'm sure, will prefer to play unbroadcasted, but there is a movement with Twitch streaming, and it's growing rapidly. The Xbox One didn't ship with Twitch functionality but it's on the way. When that happens, and more people hop on board, this is going to become a fairly big deal.