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Submitted by doctorstrange 1082d ago | news

PS4 PS Meeting Stream “Shattered all Previous Records for Concurrent Viewers” on Ustream

At yesterday’s PlayStation Meeting, Sony announced that their Gaikai and PS4 game sharing service is set to partner with Ustream to allow other people to watch you play games. Showing how close the partnership is, the livestream itself was hosted on Ustream, something that broke viewing records.
-PSLS (PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

Wedge19  +   1082d ago
I love seeing "PS4" and not having be in speculation articles. It's amazing to think that it's real and it's less than a year away. The Ustream partnership is going to be an awesome addition as well.
BanBrother  +   1082d ago
Yes, Ustream was quite impressive for the most part. On N4G, the video lagged for me. I then went to IGN, it lagged. Then GameInformer - lag.

It worked the best of the actual Ustream website for me. I missed the whole Capcom presentation in between switching sites lol.

I don't think they expected that many people to be watching it. It was amazing. The hype surrounding the reveal and the amount of people watching it can only mean very strong sales for the PS4. Can't wait for GDC and E3.
despair  +   1082d ago
Was pretty stable on game trailers for me. Originally tried to go to the ps blog but couldn't even get on the site.
RioKing  +   1082d ago
^this. I had all sorts of troubles tryig to watch the vid, until I went to gametrailers. It was lag-free and awesome!!
JetsFool3500  +   1082d ago
Ustream is used to alot of traffic thats why it ran smoothly
porkChop  +   1082d ago
The Gametrailers stream was flawless. No lag whatsoever, even in HD. I watched the whole stream from start to finish on GT.
rbluetank  +   1081d ago
i noticed that too. it lag on playstation blog as well. Ustream was the best one i watched it on.
HammadTheBeast  +   1082d ago
Looks like Ustream is comfortable, this meeting's viewers alone broke records, they'll be happy about the partnership.
Crazyglues  +   1082d ago
wow - "more than 7.5 million viewers, with a peak of roughly 1 million concurrently. This shatters all previous records for concurrent viewers"

That's insane... Good sign for Sony, means the excitement for PS4 is huge...

I can't wait for E3, I just want to see more games, I still can't believe what I saw at the press conference..

Killzone.. OMG!!! DriveClub.. Wow - Just wow, from the guys that made Motorstorm - evolution games... I mean I was excited to just hear the specs for PS4 and then they showed Games.. OMG!! -that's when my head exploded, it was just too much awesome to take in..

This Fall is going to be the best ever time to be a Gamer..

-and so it begins-..

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TrendyGamers  +   1082d ago
I had to refresh the page about 4 times because it was so watched.
doctorstrange  +   1082d ago
The whole world was watching
Blastoise  +   1082d ago
It was weird watching it thinking 99% of gamers are sat here doing exactly the same thing I am.

There was a strange tension, ya know? lol

I bet most gaming forums turned into a temporary wasteland
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b163o1  +   1082d ago
I had to watch first half in German, cause the I couldn't connect to the English one lol, but eventually got into the English room lol desperation
-Alpha  +   1082d ago
GT had one hell of a stream. Beautiful HD, no interruptions.
cervantes99  +   1082d ago
Exactly! GT was fantastic for this event.

Stream looked beautiful on my iPad.
Toon_Link  +   1082d ago
I was having a tough time trying to decide where I'd get the best stream I wish I went with GT now.
doctorstrange  +   1082d ago
They were about 3 seconds behind Ustream tho, and I don't want people to hear reveals before me
Merrill  +   1082d ago
I couldn't get the GT stream to stop loading. I never had it once work for me.
despair  +   1082d ago
Agreed. they worked great for me as well.

Lmao @doctorstrange
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dafegamer  +   1082d ago
yeah gt stream was flawless
TheGamerDood  +   1082d ago
It's a damn shame because Sony's cast was HD/60fps but the freezing was really aggravating, right as they started to talk about the hardware it froze up. lol GT saved the day though.
insertcoin  +   1082d ago
Sony did a great job promoting the hell out of the PlayStation Meeting. Though they didn't show the console at all, there were enough third-party games. A better than average presentation.
G20WLY  +   1082d ago
“Better than average”?! lmao don't go too mad with the hyperbole, will you?!

Yes...Well I can't disagree, as such, but I'd be so bold as to suggest it was “quite a bit” better!
RememberThe357  +   1082d ago
That new PR agency is working wonders already.
alexcosborn  +   1082d ago
Sony sure did make a splash!
dbjj12088  +   1082d ago
And it ran like sh** for it!
porkChop  +   1082d ago
lol, should've watched it on Gametrailers. Crystal clear HD, and it ran silky smooth. When it comes to livestreams GT is one of the best.
MNGamer-N  +   1082d ago
I want the PS4, but it better be $400 or less, anything more is too much for a gaming machine regardless of specs
Snookies12  +   1082d ago
Sorry to disappoint you, but being rather tech-y myself and being a PC gamer, I can tell you with 100% certainty that the PS4 is going to cost you more than 400 dollars. Maybe not MUCH more, but it'll definitely be over that price point based on what they've shown through tech demos and gameplay.
MNGamer-N  +   1082d ago
Yep I figured as much. It's alot of cheese to spend on yourself at Christmas time when you have kids to buy gifts for. My wife would kill me. WAIT.... I can say it's a present for the kids!! Think I can get away with it?
mr.selfdestruct  +   1082d ago
Or you can start buying presents now so when its released shopping is done time for fun!!! :)
HammadTheBeast  +   1082d ago
I think there's rumors of a $400 SKU. Thing is, they have a custom made processor by AMD which should help alleviate costs. The ram will be expensive, around $80-$100. The rest in production, materials, controllers, etc.

Around $400 is doable, especially if Microsoft has cheaper pricing.
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despair  +   1082d ago
400 is too much? Phones, tablets, laptops, computers all cost more than that and this you have a problem with. With the exchange rate 400 US is roughly 2500 TTD (Trinidad and Tobago dollars) then add that I will have to buy it from an online store (amazon) ship it to a skybox and then to my country, it will come up to about 3600 bucks(low estimate, store will sell for 5k easy).

I estimate that the average lower middle class person in my country works for 6k-8k per month, I'm on 6k, so half my monthly salary on a system if it costs 400 US and yet I'm ok if it's up to 550 - 600 and you complain. Please.
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M-M  +   1082d ago
The stream had about 300,000 people like 15 minutes before it even started. Way to go Sony.
Riderz1337  +   1082d ago
Lol like 10 minutes in right after they said the word "PS4" I looked down to see how many people were watching and it was over 800,000. Then it crashed on me lol.
Kingthrash360  +   1082d ago
They could have made a ton if money if they had commercials lol
Im really impressed with what I saw and will pre order the day its available.
jukins  +   1082d ago
This is good for sony and the game industry shows there's still plenty of life within the industry. for the past month big time news papers magazines that usually dont cover video games have been reporting on all the ps4 rumors jsut as much as dedicated video game sites. lets hope this momentum keeps going foward
jon1234  +   1082d ago
ustream was laggy as @#$@!!!
kwyjibo  +   1082d ago
Yeah, it broke so many records that Ustream kept on falling down.

Great going UStream. Next time, just use Youtube.
r21  +   1082d ago
Well, obviously records were broken. There were about 2-3 million viewing on the US channel alone!
Skate-AK  +   1082d ago
The PS Home stream was horrible. I wanted to watch it on my TV.

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