E3 2021: Nintendo's conference was the most followed; 1.1 million people for Devolver!

E3 2021: Nintendo's conference was the most followed; 1.1 million people for Devolver!

E3 2021

According to the latest analysis by Stream Hatchet, Nintendo's E3 2021 conference was the one that attracted the highest number of people. 3.1 million players connected simultaneously to see what the big N had to show for the future of the Switch. In this context, the numbers of Devolver Digital are also remarkable, able to attract 1.1 million people at the same time, almost as much as Ubisoft and Square Enix.

The data reported by Stream Hatchet say that the maximum peak of spectators , considering both Twitch and Youtube streams is 3.1 million people for Nintendo, 2.3 million for Xbox and Bethesda, 1.4 million for Ubisoft, 1.3 million for Square Enix 1.1 million for Devolver Digital.

These are rather eloquent data, which indicate the state of health of Nintendo, which thanks to Switch has managed to regain the love and attention of the general public. Good second position for Xbox, which could have "paid", along with the other big companies that have streamed these days, the fact of having allowed everyone to broadcast their event. By diluting in this way the visits among all those who have retransmitted the events, as for example we did with all the conferences, apart from that of Nintendo precisely.

The success of a tiny publisher like Devolver is exceptional in this sense, but thanks to its crazy communication strategy, it has become one of the essential appointments of the fair. Good numbers also for Square Enix which, despite the somewhat weak conference, recorded performances similar to the much more concrete Ubisoft, perhaps crippled by the many leaks that hit it every year.

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E3 2021 Roundup: The Biggest Video Game Announcements From ‘Elden Ring’ To ‘Starfield’

E3 2021 has come and gone. This year’s video game expo was entirely virtual, taking place on YouTube and Twitch exclusively rather than in lofty auditoriums and conference rooms with live audiences and long lines.

All told, the show was a reasonable success given the limitations imposed by the pandemic. Some great games were revealed at the various showcases, with titles like Elden Ring, Starfield and the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild all making appearances.

Other notable titles shown off during the show included Forza Horizon 5, Metroid Dread, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and Atomic Heart. Notably absent was Sony and any mention of the PlayStation 5. Meanwhile, Microsoft made sure everyone knew just how many highly-anticipated titles were headed to Xbox Game Pass in coming months.

Elden Ring

Credit: FromSoftware

The star of the show, for me at least, was FromSoftware’s Elden Ring, which capped off the Summer Game Fest with an epic gameplay trailer showing off the upcoming action-RPG from the makers of Dark Souls and A Song Of Ice And Fire author George R.R. Martin.

Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer was also an exciting revelation, as was the game’s startlingly generous Battle Pass, which never expires.

I highlight these games and more in the above E3 2021 recap video. What were your favorite offerings at this year’s all-virtual E3? Let me know!

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