Data from: 4 reasons people watch gaming content on YouTube

Data from: 4 reasons people watch gaming content on YouTube

Gaming videos can be a head-scratcher. Why watch someone play when you could just… play? Turns out people watch gaming videos for the community, the inclusion, the fun of it, and the desire to improve. Here are the key data points uncovered in the new research.

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2 of the top 5 YouTube channels with the most subscribers worldwide are gaming-related.

May 2017 YouTube Data
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of YouTube gamers say they spend more time watching gaming videos on YouTube than playing games.

May 2017 Google/Ipsos Connect
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of YouTube gamers say YouTube is where they connect with their gaming community.

May 2017 Google/Ipsos Connect
66

of female YouTube gamers watch gaming videos on YouTube when they want to hear from people they can relate to.

May 2017 Google/Ipsos Connect
73

of YouTube gamers say they enjoy watching others play games on YouTube.

May 2017 Google/Ipsos Connect
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of YouTube gamers say they watch YouTube videos to learn how to get better at a game.

May 2017 Google/Ipsos Connect