Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the past few months, you’ve likely heard of Pokemon Go. The augmented reality game from Nintendo based on the uber-popular Pokemon franchise has been a hit right from launch.
Twitch has only been around for about four years, but they certainly have done a great job building a gigantic, loyal audience, while staying somewhat under the radar of the mainstream tech media. They didn’t, however, sty off the radar of some of the industry heavyweights, as Amazon won a bidding battle last year and purchased Twitch for almost $1 billion.
So what did Amazon get for all those $$$? The numbers are pretty amazing for a “niche” platform. Apparently, there are a lot of people interested in live streaming video games. Here are some of the more interesting Twitch stats I was able to dig up…
Here is a fun trip down memory lane. This infographic highlights the evolution of video game consoles from 1967-today.
Atari celebrated their 40th birthday this week (specifically, on June 27th) and to commemorate the milestone, the video game maker offered up new games, Facebook giveaways and a little digital marketing geek porn, I mean, an infographic.