From Software has had clear successes with Elden Ring. The open world game has already evolved sold over 13 million copies and has a phenomenally good score on Metacritic with a rating of 94. As it turns out, Elden Ring is also a massive hit on YouTube.
Even our Souls skeptic Heiko ventured into the intermediate lands. You can read his opinion here:
The spoiler-free conclusion of a Souls skeptic after 140 hours
The best release ever
As YouTube Gaming reveals on Twitter, videos related to the Elden Ring have collected an impressive 3.4 billion views in the first 60 days after release. This makes it one of the most successful game releases on the video platform! For comparison: GTA 5 is comparatively close behind with 1.9 billion clicks, but The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already far behind with 638 million.
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More information can be gleaned from the tweet: For example, it was not the infamous final boss Malenia that was uploaded the most to YouTube, but Margit, the cruel mark. In addition, of all character classes, the samurai is the most common on Google’s video platform.
Colleague Petra supports the thesis that the success of Elden Ring would have been significantly less without the PC. If you want to know how she came up with this steep claim, listen to the following podcast:
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In addition, a few content creators were honored with awards: VaatiVidya is very well read when it comes to general lore and Fextralife convinces with all kinds of guides. But if you prefer to consume them in written form, then have a look at our Elden Ring tips.
Would you say Elden Ring deserved the success? Or do you wish for a different game on YouTube’s #1 Biggest Game Releases? Write it to us in the comments!