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This Chart Shows Gamers Went Crazy for Fallout 4 Streaming Video

The hotly anticipated game, which was a huge hit for streaming sites Twitch and YouTube Gaming, illustrated the wide divide between the two service’s audiences.
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Fallout 4, one of the year's most anticipated video games, was a big test for YouTube Gaming. Google introduced the service in August to compete with the Amazon.com-owned video streaming website Twitch, and as with most blockbuster game debuts, enthusiasts from all over the world flocked to live-streaming sites on Tuesday to watch people play the first few hours of the game.

Twitch's top channels had about 10 times as many viewers as YouTube Gaming on average during the crucial viewing period shortly after the game came out, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The numbers show Google has a long way to go to catch up to Twitch.