Many noticed that 2022 was rich in game releases. But which of these games did the audience like the most?
As in most countries, the list of popular games changes annually typically influenced by trends, tradition, and popular esports stars. And every year, various gaming portals, summing up the results of the past year, publish statistics on the most popular/watched games.
For example, the analytical portal Streams Charts published an article detailing which games in 2022 in the first month after their release, users of the streaming service Twitch followed the most closely. Through rigorous research, their analysts uncovered the top ten most popular new games on Twitch this year. Based on their data in this article, we will only talk about new games that were released in 2022...
As it became known, the largest start on Twitch in 2022 was the fantasy open-world action RPG Elden Ring - more than 172.4 million hours watched, 120.1 thousand viewers on average, and more than 24 thousand broadcasts (the best result).
The top three also included free-to-play first-person shooter Overwatch 2 (143 million hours) and MMO action role-playing game Lost Ark, which reached the EU and US (125.7 million hours). The first became the leader in terms of the average number of viewers (121.6 thousand), and the second - in terms of the maximum (more than 1.02 million).
Now, summing up the results of the year can be called a favorite game of the audience on Twitch!
Top 10 most popular/watched new games on Twitch:
Elden Ring - 172.4 million/over 909.7K*
Overwatch 2 - 143 million/634.6K
Lost Ark - 125.7 million/1.02M
FIFA 23 - 75.6 million/485.9K
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - 59.9 million/427.6K
Pokemon Scarlet/Violet - 46.6 million/315.2K
God of War: Ragnarok - 38.1 million/477.2K
MultiVersus - 21.9 million/183.3K
Dying Light 2: Stay Human - 20.9 million/399.8K
The Quarry - 19.28 million/357K
*hours watched/peak viewers
P.S. As you can see, this year, despite various obstacles such as Covid-19, the popularity of new games in the audience on Twitch has only increased. And this trend is gaining momentum every year...