Facebook gaming is fast growing into the market share of Twitch-Amazon’s video live streaming service. Twitch registered 210% growth in monthly viewership in December(year-on-year).
According to information from StreamElements and Arsenal.gg., compared to a 3.1% market share in the previous year, Facebook Gaming has grown vastly to capture an 8.5% share in 2019.
Twitch’s market share dropped from 67.1% to 61%. Even then, it remained as the top player accumulating a viewership of 728 million hours on the whole.
‘xQc’ was the most-watched streamer, and ‘Just Chatting’ became the most popular category for the first time.
StreamElements in a statement on Thursday said, “Most of the top-10 games were the usual guess, but notably Path of Exile and Escape from Tarkov are the two additions.”
‘xQc’ managed to take the favorable position in November and December, but last year’s constantly changing guards are the indication of what the future holds. It could be anyone else in that position in the coming months, it added.
YouTube Gaming grabbed the second position in the game streaming service placed after Twitch, with a 27.9% share.
Facebook, in December 2019, obtained Madrid-based video gaming start-up firm PlayGiga. It bought this with an idea of expanding into the gaming universe and also securing a stronghold in the Cloud game streaming market. Facebook paid about $78 million to get the firm.
Facebook Gaming released two new games titled Pokemon Medallion Battle and Pokemon Tower Battle on its Instant Games platform.