Premium
Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Gaming video content viewed by U.S. internet users 2015

Types of gaming video content viewed by internet users in the United States as of May 2015

Gaming video content viewed by U.S. internet users 2015 The statistic shows types of gaming video content viewed by internet users in the United States as of May 2015. It was found that 69 percent of respondents said they watched trailers posted by game companies promoting new releases, while 53 percent were interested in viewing walkthroughs.
Gaming video content – additional information

There are several categories of gaming video content. Among the more popular categories are game trailers, walkthroughs, reviews and Let’s Plays. Let’s Play videos offer detailed recordings of gameplay, complete with supplementary commentary and explanations provided by the gamer. Such playthroughs often serve as tutorials for others, in addition to their entertainment aspects. The market is filled with platforms that offer streaming of such content, of which some of the more prominent ones, to name just a few, are YouTube, Twitch and Electronic Sports League. When it comes to the first two, recent research into the trend found that, in the United States, YouTube had the higher usage rate in 2015, where half of gamers used this platform to view online gaming content, compared to 20 percent who used Twitch for the same purpose.

In 2015, survey results indicated that live streams and eSports categories were viewed by 33 and 24 percent of adult Americans, respectively. However, both those categories are growing in popularity. February 2015 calculations revealed that League of Legends, a leading eSports game, had an accumulated viewing time on Twitch of 93 million hours throughout the course of that month alone. In the same period, YouTube data identified the most popular gaming channel on the platform, “PewDiePie”, which at that time had more than 42 million subscribers. PewDiePie is a Swedish comedian whose channel focuses on Let’s Play commentaries and vlogs.

Overall, it was estimated that in 2015 there were 471 million gamers watching gaming content videos worldwide, and this number was expected to surpass 500 million gaming video viewers within a year. Latin America had the largest share of their gamers viewing gaming content videos, followed by North America and Asia Pacific. Europe came last in this ranking, with 50 percent of European gamers reporting having watched gaming videos in 2015.

Show more

Types of gaming video content viewed by internet users in the United States as of May 2015

Share of respondents
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Share of respondents
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1.5m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $49 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1.5m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $49 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$588 / Year

Download Settings Share
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
The statistic shows types of gaming video content viewed by internet users in the United States as of May 2015. It was found that 69 percent of respondents said they watched trailers posted by game companies promoting new releases, while 53 percent were interested in viewing walkthroughs.
Gaming video content – additional information

There are several categories of gaming video content. Among the more popular categories are game trailers, walkthroughs, reviews and Let’s Plays. Let’s Play videos offer detailed recordings of gameplay, complete with supplementary commentary and explanations provided by the gamer. Such playthroughs often serve as tutorials for others, in addition to their entertainment aspects. The market is filled with platforms that offer streaming of such content, of which some of the more prominent ones, to name just a few, are YouTube, Twitch and Electronic Sports League. When it comes to the first two, recent research into the trend found that, in the United States, YouTube had the higher usage rate in 2015, where half of gamers used this platform to view online gaming content, compared to 20 percent who used Twitch for the same purpose.

In 2015, survey results indicated that live streams and eSports categories were viewed by 33 and 24 percent of adult Americans, respectively. However, both those categories are growing in popularity. February 2015 calculations revealed that League of Legends, a leading eSports game, had an accumulated viewing time on Twitch of 93 million hours throughout the course of that month alone. In the same period, YouTube data identified the most popular gaming channel on the platform, “PewDiePie”, which at that time had more than 42 million subscribers. PewDiePie is a Swedish comedian whose channel focuses on Let’s Play commentaries and vlogs.

Overall, it was estimated that in 2015 there were 471 million gamers watching gaming content videos worldwide, and this number was expected to surpass 500 million gaming video viewers within a year. Latin America had the largest share of their gamers viewing gaming content videos, followed by North America and Asia Pacific. Europe came last in this ranking, with 50 percent of European gamers reporting having watched gaming videos in 2015.

Show more
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "eSports market worldwide"
  • Overview
The most important statistics
  • Users and usage
  • Market leaders
  • Marketing and advertising
  • eSports betting
  • eSports startup funding
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.