Just a day after we heard how Phil Spencer has put Microsoft's gaming business in a very good place, we've now got some milestones to share about Xbox's E3 broadcast this year.
Coming from the head of Xbox himself, it's been revealed E3 2021 was Xbox's "most viewed" ever. Phil went onto state how him and the team haven't felt so much "energy" since the Xbox 360 era. Here's his full tweet:
"Thank you for a great week, our most viewed E3 ever. We haven’t felt players and the team sharing so much energy and excitement since the 360 era. We’re inspired by the community’s belief in Xbox and we will continue to innovate with players at the center of everything we do."
So, how big exactly was the Xbox conference this year? According to Stream Hatchet, Microsoft pulled in around 2.3 million viewers at its peak. Industry veteran Nintendo led with 3.1 million viewers:
E3's industry panel also rated Microsoft's presentation the best of the show and gave Forza Horizon 5 the "most anticipated" game award.
If you're still hungry for more, later today Xbox will be streaming an extended showcase featuring conversations with many of its first-party studios.
Did you tune into Microsoft's E3 show this year? How do you feel it compared to the rest? Leave a comment down below.
Congrats to Xbox/Bethesda, Nintendo, and Devolver. You had huge amounts of people watching great presentations.
Square can go to heck.
Square Enix has never really been the same since Enix joined. Congrats Microsoft. You are making the right decisions.
Pretty good considering the switches user base and the expectation of new hardware.
@SithThanos "Square Enix has never really been the same since Enix joined." Have to agree.
Pre 2003 Square > Post 2003 SquareEnix
They have released a few great games since the merger but the average quality is so much poorer, relatively.
EDIT: nice Avatar! Lost Odyssey is a gem.
Any signs of the Xbox360 era are good signs normally. So moving in the right direction.
Thank you very much and i completely agree. Lost Odyssey is amazing and still available to purchase on the xbox store.
I hope to be proven wrong tho with regards to square enix.
I find it to believe anyone was truly happy with any of e3. In the circumstances around the world… fair enough… in terms of games coming for the rest of the year it’s sparse and disappointing on all front. Forza H4 easily the biggest game of the year by miles. That has to disappoint even massive Forza fans like myself. A open world driving game shouldn’t be the biggest game to look forward to… driving games are my fave TBH so I’m pleased it’s coming im just disappointed at the lack of big games coming with it.
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