If online streaming of console gaming is any indicator, it looks like the Call of Duty franchise is still on a roll. Online streaming site Twitch has confirmed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the most streamed console game of 2014 in its launch week worldwide. Last week, over 75,000 unique broadcasters shared gameplay from Sledgehammer Games’ latest release, with Advanced Warfare content being viewed over 26 million times.
“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,” said Ernest Le, Director, Publisher & Developer Partnerships, Twitch. “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.”
Additionally, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay was watched by nearly 6 million unique viewers last week, totaling to over 327 million minutes watched. To put that number into some context, that’s over 600 years of viewing.
“The response from the global community to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been incredible, with millions of fans playing the new era of Call of Duty and even more watching the action unfold live on Twitch in its first week in the wild,” said Michael Condrey, Co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games.