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The PS4's Share Button Has Been Pushed More Than 6.5 Million Times

Posted by Kell Andersen

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The much-touted share button was initially one of the most contentious aspects of the DualShock 4's design. Some saw it as a needless gimmick, while others envisioned the potential for a veritable minefield of spoilers. Whatever your stance on the decidedly social addition, there's no doubt that it's growing in popularity. From legitimate game streams to bizarre talk shows – and everything in between – the PlayStation 4 has seen it all. Even some of our very own staffers have been known to broadcast games that they're playing for review.

And now we know exactly how much use the new feature has been getting. A recent tweet from PlayStation Europe has revealed that the share button has been pushed more than 6.5 million times since launch. That's a pretty staggering number, especially when you consider that there are only around 2.1 million PS4s out in the wild right now.

Have you been taking advantage of the new controller's enhanced social capabilities, or do you like to keep your gaming private? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

[via twitter.com]

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User Comments (10)

Jaz007

#5

Jaz007 said:

That's not very impressive. I've used a few times to figure out how and to maybe twice to get some gameplay to keep personally. That's a bit more than 3 times per person. Which amounts to "how does this work?"

SilentJ

#6

SilentJ said:

I got my PS4 on launch day and I haven't pressed the share button once.

irken004

#7

irken004 said:

If twitch was able to archive my streams, I'd use it wayyyy more. But I've taken a couple screenshots and uploaded some funny LEGO marvel vids onto facebook.

Reverend_Skeeve

#8

Reverend_Skeeve said:

Nice! I must admit the sharing and grabbing feature grew on me. When first announced in Feb., I wasn't sure what to think about it, but I trimmed a few Killzone videos and uploaded them to fb and I can see myself uploading some cool "holy cow, that was awesome" videos or some hilarious Just Cause 3 moments in the future. It's definitely nice to have the option and that it works so well already.

Stuffgamer1

#9

Stuffgamer1 said:

I was skeptical of the button, but once I had the system and got to try it out, it didn't take long at all for me to fall in love with it. I can facilitate plot discussions on FB that don't rely entirely on memory (with appropriate spoiler warnings, of course) and share crazy bugs, high scores, whatever. Played a great game of Fortune Street recently and was just aching for Share functionality...boy, did I get spoiled fast! :P

Of course, the fact of the matter is this statistic proves very little. An average of three presses per console sounds piddly, but you have to consider that it's balancing no-goes like SilentJ & my brother and addicts like me & one of my friends. In my opinion, the feature has turned out VERY worthwhile, but you can't hope to please everyone.

charlesnarles

#10

charlesnarles said:

I've tested it out, but my twitter page (that what it's called?) is completely blank. Maybe if I knew one other gamer at all, heh

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