WHOOPS: Twitch Has Twice As Many Views As YouTube

15 February 2016, 16:15 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:13

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

It wasn't even a close competition TBH.

We admit it; we're a little bit bias when it comes to our favourite website in the entire world - We The Unicorns YouTube. But we cannot deny the facts that you look at monthly viewing figures, Twitch is literally so far ahead we shouldn't even say YouTube is in second place. More like dead freaking last.

In a world where the younger generation of consumers are looking to watch online video over traditional television, there was always going to be tough competition between the top free streaming services on the Internet - YouTube or Twitch? Well, after the Amazon-owned video game streaming site published these impressive stats, there were no question lefts to determine who was dominating the interwebs.


With 1.7 million monthly broadcasters streaming around the clock to an average 8.5 million daily users, can you even imagine how many minutes of video games are watched every single month? Don't bother wasting your time on it because we have the exact answer right here: every month users watch, on average, 421.6 minutes a month, in comparison to YouTube's 291 monthly minutes.

In fact, over 241 BILLION minutes were watched over the entirety of 2015. Lets break that down into something slightly more comprehensible; that's 458523 years, or 4585 centuries. Heck, that means that 4.5 millennium's were watched on Twitch in the last 12 months. And on top of this, the community raised $17.4 million for over 55 charities. Good lord.


One of the most impressive figures of the whole release was actually that Twitch has an average concurrent count of half a million viewers - meaning that at any given moment of the day, 500,000 people will always be on the site and watching something. We wish we could say those same figures exist for YouTube Gaming and the competition it pushes onto the streaming site.

It was also announced what the top 10 games in 2015 were, so let us know if you played or saw any of your favourites in action:

  1. League of Legends
  2. Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  3. Dota 2
  4. Hearthstone
  5. Minecraft
  6. H1Z1
  7. Destiny
  8. World of Tanks
  9. World of Warcraft
  10. FIFA 15