Within the first 72 hours of launch, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has set a new record on Twitch. Based on the data collected at Gamesight, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has been viewed for over 154 million hours in its first three days, averaging 177k viewers and peaking with over 481k viewers on Twitch. The game has now set the record for the largest three-day release on Twitch for a Pokémon game, nearly doubling the number of peak viewers than the previous record holder.
The previous record holder was Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which had 10.8 million hours watched and peaked with more than 252 thousand viewers in its first three days. Legends: Arceus peaked as the #1 most viewed game on Twitch, while Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl only peaked at #2. However, Legends: Arceus was only #1 on launch day, showing how competitive is streaming.
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus has proven to be very popular with die-hard fans of the series and fans of the span. Despite criticism for its graphics, the game’s reinvention of the classic Pokémon formula has earned it praise from the community. The game’s positive reception is reflected in the numbers on Twitch, and hopefully Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the direction the series will take from now on.