In its first 60 days of launch, Elden Ring grew to become one in every of YouTube’s largest ever gaming launches, seeing nicely over 3 billion mixed video views.
In stats shared completely with IGN, Elden Ring noticed 3.4 billion views within the two months after launch, dwarfing the subsequent title on the record, GTA 5 on 1.9 billion. After all, YouTube has grown since GTA’s launch in 2013, making that one thing of an unfair comparability – however the far newer Crimson Lifeless Redemption 2 (2018) noticed 1.4 billion, so it is clear fairly how profitable Elden Ring has been.
YouTube Gaming stops wanting calling it the largest gaming launch ever, nevertheless it’s clear that FromSoftware’s open world masterpiece has set an extremely excessive bar for video games on YouTube sooner or later. Largely, that is all the way down to the starvation for various sorts of video concerning the recreation, from Let’s performs, to guides, to lore explainers.
YouTube Gaming additionally offered a listing of different stats across the largest launch movies for Elden Ring:
Most Considered launch movies:
Channels with probably the most Elden Ring launch views:
Content material Kind Breakdown:
- VOD – 71.3%
- Livestreams – 25.98%
- Shorts – 2.72%
Uploads By Bosses (descending order)
- Margit, The Fell Omen
- Malenia Blade of Miquella
- Godrick the Grafted
- Starscourge Radahn
- Draconic Tree Sentinel
Uploads by Character Class (descending order)
YouTube Gaming additionally known as out among the Elden Ring group’s best-known creators with ‘Elden Lord Awards’:
Lastly, the group additionally acknowledged maybe Elden Ring’s best-known hero, Let Me Solo Her – the participant that took on the sport’s hardest boss greater than a thousand occasions, and earned a real-life sword for his or her efforts. In line with YouTube Gaming, movies that includes Let Me Solo Her have accrued over 25 million views alone.
All of that is but extra proof of Elden Ring’s standing as a real gaming phenomenon. It shortly grew to become one of many fastest-selling video games in latest historical past in each the US and Europe, one in every of Steam’s most performed video games by concurrent gamers, and the most effective reviewed video games in trendy historical past.
We known as it a masterpiece in our 10/10 evaluation, saying it “can simply be held amongst the very best open-world video games I’ve ever performed. Like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild earlier than it, Elden Ring is one which we’ll be trying again on as a recreation that moved a style ahead.”
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