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Summer Game Fest Sets Record Of 3.5 Million Global Viewers

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This year’s Summer Game Fest was the biggest ever, at least for a digital-only showcase. That’s according to Summer Game Fest host Geoff Keighley, who noted this year’s presentation was "our biggest Summer Game Fest showcase yet for viewership and social engagement around the world." Summer Game Fest topped out at 3.5 million peak concurrent global viewers on June 9 and totaled 27 million streams.

That’s up 8 percent from last year, according to the presenter’s infographic. Twitter stats were also up for Summer Game Fest, with double the number of Twitter conversations year over year, and 69 percent more usage of the #SummerGameFest hashtag.

And there were 6,000 co-streams if you needed a content creator’s spin on the festivities. Related: Summer Game Fest, We Don't Need This Many Space Games While it’s good to see Summer Game Fest grow, these numbers are still nowhere near the viewership of Keighley’s other big annual event, The Game Awards, which brought in 85 million viewers last year.

E3 is also expected to return next year, so Summer Game Fest is going to have some competition again. This year's Summer Game Fest was great, but there was a strange preponderance of space-based horror games.

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