No Man’s Sky Next Update sees largest Twitch numbers since launch

While the No Man’s Sky Next update and launch onto the Xbox One hasn’t entirely made amends for how it came to market, its led to the highest numbers on Twitch since launch.¬†

Industry analysts Newzoo are reporting No Man’s Sky as being the number 24 game on the site for July. While that might not sound too ground breaking, these numbers came from the last week of the month once the Next update launched.

On the day the update landed, No Man’s Sky put out a total of 815k hours of content watched across Twitch and YouTube Gaming. After the first week, these number were a fairly respectable 4.1 million hours and 2.37k hours on the two respective platforms. This uplift is far higher than seen under the previous updates.

Back in November 2016, the Foundation update drew in 183k hours of Twitch views in the 30 days following its release. The other Pathfinder and Atlas Rises updates saw a similar spike in viewership too. While the Next update is weeks old, having launch 24th July, No Man’s Sky player retention remains high with it still being one of Steam’s top performing games by current player count¬†with at the time of writing, nearly 50k players online.

How long No Man’s Sky continues to pull off such numbers remains to be seen although the uplift certainly indicates a receptive community for the Hello Games offering.


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