Xbox Games Showcase 2023 was most-watched Xbox event ever with 92 million viewers

Robert Collins

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Last month’s Xbox Games Showcase/Starfield Direct is now officially the most-watched Xbox event ever according to Xbox Wire.

The Xbox Games Showcase was packed with game reveals, trailers and news, and was well-received as one of the best Xbox showcases ever in terms of general excitement. 27 games total were showcased, many from Xbox Game Studios. Among them: FableAvowedClockwork RevolutionStar Wars OutlawsHellblade II: Senua’s Saga, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Forza Motorsport, Starfield and more.

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The show was followed up two days later with the Xbox Games Showcase Extended, which put the spotlight on even more games that couldn’t be shown during the initial June 11 stream.

Altogether, the Xbox Games Showcase/Starfield Direct double feature was viewed by more than 92 million people in the first seven days of the broadcast. This accounted for a 38% jump over last year’s showcase. The exceptional showing was the shot in the arm the Xbox brand so badly needed, and has generated a lot of excitement for the platform headed into the second half of 2023 and into 2024.

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And Xbox isn’t done yet for 2023. Xbox and Bethesda have each confirmed their presence at the upcoming Gamescom 2023, which will be held at Koelnmesse in Cologne from August 23 to 27. Xbox will also be part of Tokyo Game Show 2023, which promises to be the “biggest ever” TGS event. It will be held in the Makuhari Messe venue, Chiba, Japan from September 21-24. Industry giants like Capcom, Sega, Square Enix and more will also be present.

Featured image via Xbox Wire.