Damn, that was fast. At 11:00 am PST yesterday, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! were the number one viewed games on Twitch. You might recall that yesterday was also the titles’ worldwide release.
Gamers love cute pocket monsters
The pair of Pokemon: Let’s Go games reached a staggering 125,457 viewers on November 16, 2018. This put the forever popular Fortnite in second place (114,614 watchers), at least for a day. The fact Pokemon jumped from 12th to 1st in a matter of hours is astounding.
The new Switch titles also enjoyed popularity on YouTube. They were in third place at 30,000 viewers, behind PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (68,000 peeps watching) and Fortnite (84,000 spectators). Maybe Nintendo should consider turning the Pokemon series into Battle Royale games.
However, the internet can be a fickle beast. As of this writing, the number one game on Twitch is Dota 2, with the Let’s Go games in third. On YouTube, PUBG is first, while Pikachu and Eevee are fifth. Viewing habits fluctuate as quickly as humans change underwear, it seems.
Still, yesterday’s viewership numbers were a big deal for brand new games. I actually got a chance to try out Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! last night. It’s a fun title to watch and play, though it’s a bit on the easy side. If nothing else, I’m sure streamers and spectators will get a kick out of co-op partners failing to sync their Pokeball throws properly.
How do you wonderful readers feel about Let’s Go‘s popularity? Itching to try or watch the games yourselves? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.