Video game consumption through Twitch and Facebook Gaming continues to grow, and not precisely at a slow pace. According to a StreamElements report with data from Rainmaker.gg, both platforms doubled their number of viewers registered a year ago in January, with Rust skyrocketing as the most successful video game on Amazon’s platform, thus giving good results. Example of the excellent health of this form of entertainment.
Both portals, in fact, set record numbers of hours of content played, with a historical maximum for Twitch located at more than 2 billion hours, 439 million hours in the case of the rival platform of the well-known social network. A total growth of 117% compared to January 2020.
In this growth, the factor of the pandemic must be taken into account. Since April of last year, there has been a huge increase in consumption that has been maintained over time and even exceeded these weeks, possibly motivated by the maintenance of social restrictions in not a few important territories in the world such as the United Kingdom or other countries. of the European Union.
During the first weeks of the year, if you have followed the news or are a regular consumer of these platforms, you will have noticed the new impulse taken by Rust. According to the data reported by Rainmaker.gg, the survival video game was the most successful title of the month on the Amazon portal with an increase in its watched hours of 1,226%.
Not only did Rust improve its consumption data in January, everyone in the top 10 did. Escape From Tarkov with 108 million hours, Fortnite with 91 million, Call of Duty: Warzone with 75 million, Minecraft with 74 million, GTA V with 71 million, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with 58 million and FIFA 21 with 54 million. In addition, other categories such as music continue to grow in their space on Twitch.