E3 2009—the videogame industry’s annual marquee gathering—has been a traffic boon to GameSpot, as the CBS-owned site has reported two days of record audience and streaming figures this week.
As E3 kicked off in Los Angeles on Monday (June 1), GameSpot attracted 2.8 million unique users and 1 million video streams—both records, according to its internal data. That day, among many buzzworthy announcements, Microsoft executives introduced a new motion-sensitive controller for the Xbox 360 console.
Then, on Tuesday (June 2), GameSpot exceeded those record-setting numbers, as the site generated twice as many video streams—a whopping 2 million—and attracted 3.1 million uniques, as execs from Nintendo and Sony pitched their various hardware upgrades and anticipated new game titles.
Both days topped previous traffic highs for GameSpot, besting previous benchmarks set during last year’s holiday season and E3 2008.
GameSpot is offering live video streaming of all the big E3 events through the conference’s conclusion on Thursday (June 4) at 6 p.m. PST.