You’d Pay More Than A Quarter to Watch This Video Game
People watching other people play video games on TV … yes, that’s happening, and it’s called Twitch, an online network with, according to Yahoo, “55 million monthly users [who] viewed over 15 billion minutes of content on the service in July, making Twitch.tv one of the world’s biggest sources of Internet traffic.”
Amazon just bought Twitch for $970 million. The Yahoo article points out that Twitch fans are “an important demographic for advertisers” — mostly male and between the ages of 18 and 49. The site also allows some gamers to make money by setting up channels and charging a monthly subscription fee to viewers.
With this in mind, do you think people would pay to watch gamers play video games live in a theater setting?