Are you looking for the best place to go to get a hold of a popular game?s gameplay? Here?s what we found out:
We have two of the biggest video streaming sites: YouTube for those who want to upload their awesome videos or montages, and we have Twitch for those who want to share their gameplay adventures live. Though YouTube is also offering live stream session on their service, Twitch has been widely known to the gamers as their reliable source for live streams.
Both video streaming sites have shared their top 10 most viewed video games, let?s compared on how different their audiences are and what games are much preferred in specific sites:
Take note that both are taken from their July 2015 statistics and based on the total number of minutes consumed on the viewing
- League of Legends
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
- Rocket League
- World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
- Gaming Talk Shows
- World of Tanks
- Rocket League
- Life Is Strange
- NBA 2K16
- God of War III
- World of Warships
- Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
- Path of Exile
- J-Stars Victory VS
You may noticed that Youtube has more videos of consoles games that are also multiplatform (total of 8) and 2 PC exclusive games while Twitch has 6 PC exclusive games, with Destiny as the only console exclusive game listed. Since Twitch is more on livestreams, it is quite expected that they will focus more on online games and eSports, the most notables are the listed Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games are on the top 3, though they have the gaming talk shows listed despite these shows can be either live or pre-recorded. For the case of YouTube, some Let?s Play videos where players will record their specific playthroughs in certain games, can be either livestream or pre-recorded since most of the viewers are only using these as game guide or walkthroughs for their gaming experience.
It?s nice to see that each of the video streaming service shows different gamers with different tastes, this gives other aspiring video makers to plan on which site they would venture and also let gamers know which video streaming service they would look on for their favorite games.