PornHub Insights: Fortnite is the most searched title in 2018

Dec 16 2018 5 min read

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The searches

The PornHub Insights blog published statistics for 2018, where it cited data of many parameters, including preferences, requests and views from the resource. At this very moment, when you read this text, 63,992 new visitors are arriving at PornHub, 207,405 videos are being watched and 57,750 searches are being performed. We know that you probably sometimes searched something about your favorite hero on the sites for the adults, didn’t you? If it’s not you, then your teammate did this. Otherwise, who helped PornHub make the statistics and increase the views on the videos? Don’t be scared, we’re not your mom or wife, we’re just kidding - keep reading, there is a lot of interesting and innocent (maybe not) information.

Fortnite has become the game of the year, not only at Golden Joystick Awards 2018 but also in the private and secret life of many players around the world. Are you surprised? We too. The second line of the list “The searches that defined 2018” was occupied by this game, giving up the first place to Donald Trump’s previous affair with Stormy Daniels.

“Fantasy plays a big role in pornography (and indeed in human sexuality), so it’s only natural that people will desire to see sexual scenarios involving the game characters they emotionally connect with. In April when Fortnite’s servers crashed, searches for Fortnite increased by as much as 60% over a 24 hour period.”

The fact is that each time a new Fortnite character was released, the searches on the site skyrocketed dramatically. Can you imagine the type of gamer’s curiosity? Of course, we will not go deep into psychology and ask grandfather Freud to grasp what motivates this type of behavior. The truth is always on the surface. When you love the game so much that you literally can’t keep your hands off it - it’s ok. It’s private, we understand. Maybe you're just interested in the color of the new character’s underwear, I guess.

Bowsette was also mentioned in the list. She took the ninth line from Top-10 searches on PornHub. The character was revealed on September 19, 2018 by an artist named Ayyk92 as part of a comic strip which he posted online. Bowsette quickly rose in popularity internationally, with related hashtags in English and Japanese trending on Twitter. Typically portrayed as a light-skinned blonde woman with horns, fangs, and… oh, you can stop reading this. Don’t you really know who she is? What century you’re from, dude?

After the original Nintendo fan-art went viral, searches for Bowsette exceeded 3 million in just one week and resulted in the release of a live-action Bowsette themed porn parody with more than 720,000 views.

The challenge for the leadership

Fortnite also ranks 15th now and shifted Overwatch by 7 points right up to the 20th line in the query ranking by terms. Unfortunately, this also applies to the realities of the gaming world. Fortnite has over 78 million players, while Overwatch settles for slightly over 40 million nowadays. Time flows, you know.

What else Fortnite couldn’t beat yet in this entertaining rating is search requests for heroes. Overwatch is still leading in the number of searched characters. There are 9 of them in the site statistics, including the new character Brigitte, which is one step lower than the prominent Bowsette - she took the first place. There are only 5 popular Fortnite characters in the list: Calamity, Bunny, Zoey, Sun Strider and Brite Bomber. You can check the other heroes in the picture below.

“While it didn’t register any specific character searches, the game Red Dead Redemption became a top search on Pornhub after it was released in October, leading to over 1 million searches and a 745% increase in ‘Wild West’ and 489% in ‘Western’ related searches.”

And who’s the leader now, huh?

PS Vita - so that's what it was created for 

It's no secret that portable consoles are going through hard times. They are gathering dust in someone’s closets, somebody sold his once adored and desired PS Vita or Wii U long time ago. Well, and someone uses them to watch porn. Why not? According to data from the same source, traffic from portable consoles is 12.6% of all console traffic. The leader is still PlayStation - 54.4% of entire traffic. Guys, really, consoles have a wide variety of uses. 

Summing up the above, this whole story with the statistics of PornHub seems just a fun fact. However, it feels like we’re kind of forgetting what computers and consoles were really invented for. Consider me a nagging grandmother from the last century - it’s your right. But I’m all for playing more, in your free time from work and household duties, of course. So you can find friends or a soul mate with whom you can share the pleasure of playing video games or raise PornHub statistics in 2019. I’m kidding again. And maybe not.

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