YouTube shares curious stats about Elden Ring, one of the biggest debuts on the platform

That Elden Ring, From Software’s latest game with Hidetaka Miyazaki at the helm is a success is beyond any doubt; sales speak for themselves. But it has not only managed to conquer records on a commercial level, as YouTube has also done so. 3.4 billion viewing hours in just 60 days are partly to blame for making it one of the biggest hits in the platform’s history. In addition, the official YouTube Gaming account has shared some interesting statistics.

  • Elden Ring has surpassed the release of games such as GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
  • Margit is the final boss that has achieved the most videos and hours of viewing, followed by Malenia, Godrick, Radanh and the Draconic Tree Sentinel.
  • Samurai is the class that has achieved the most videos and viewing hours. It is followed by Hero, Wretch, Astrologer and Warrior.

Elden Ring, one of the decade’s biggest hits

The Dark Souls phenomenon goes back a long way: the cult generated around Demon’s Souls several years after its release, the explosion of the first Dark Souls and its establishment as a franchise, titles outside the license but with the nature of “close relatives” such as Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice… From Software has created a genre in itself, which many developers call soulslike.

And then there is Elden Ring, the open-world game by Hidetaka Miyazaki, whose ambition seems to have no ceiling. A commercial monster that has smashed records and that several months after its release continues to generate all kinds of content around it: mods, curiosities and mysteries, legends such as Let Me Solo Her… What will be next for the Japanese creative?

Elden Ring hit stores last February 25 and is available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

Source | YouTube Gaming

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