Starfield faces tough competition in 2023 Game of the Year race

Despite its enormous success, Starfield is in a fierce battle for the title of 2023's Game of the Year alongside formidable rivals such as Hogwarts Legacy, and Baldur’s Gate.

The 2023 Game of the Year Debate

The 2023 Game of the Year debate has witnessed a heated competition following the remarkable success of Starfield. However, the gaming event of the year remains undecided, with top contenders such as Hogwarts Legacy, and Baldur’s Gate challenging Starfield for the prized title.

Impressive Games of 2023

Many impressive games have been released this year, making 2023 one of the best years in gaming history. Top game releases include The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, Baldur’s Gate, and many more. However, despite its early lead, Starfield has been outshone by its rivals in one key area of measurement: viewership.

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Viewership Competition

Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, and Baldur’s Gate have garnished more viewership attention than Starfield, an often overlooked yet critical factor in stimulating hype and anticipation for a game. According to Streams Charts, Diablo 4 and Hogwarts Legacy overwhelmingly eclipsed Starfield in terms of day-one viewership, with 12.7M and 12.4M hours of watch time respectively.

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Trailing significantly behind, Baldur’s Gate observed 3.7M hours of viewing time followed by Star Wars Jedi Survivor with 2.6M viewing hours. Although it couldn't top these numbers, Starfield still managed 2.4M viewing hours, which is double the viewership accumulated by Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The Metrics of Success

While gaming enthusiasts know that viewership doesn’t directly correlate with winning awards, it’s a fascinating metric to measure the collective interest and engagement of an audience with newly launched games. To stay updated on Starfield news and other game-related content, continue checking for updates.