‘Fallout 4’ Fans Watched Less Porn First Week Of Game’s Release, According To Google Analytics

Open-world, role-playing game Fallout 4 was released last week on several gaming platforms, and has broken gaming sales records since then.

While game developer Bethesda has amassed millions of gaming enthusiasts and fans of the Fallout series, it may be getting too much attention as far as an adult website is concerned.

During Fallout 4‘s launch on Tuesday of last week, adult website Pornhub reported that its traffic dropped by 10 percent from 7am until noon of that day.

The Canada-based website said in a blog post that the data was provided to them by Google Analytics. However, the post emphasized that data showing details of the site’s 60 million visitors’ browsing habits was “anonymized.”

The website assumed that its users were downloading the game client, and so they did not visit their site to stream videos. However, the post noted that, by the afternoon of Tuesday, traffic had slowly gone back to normal until about 6pm, when traffic decreased once more.

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Pornhub assumed that gamers arrived home from their workplaces and had to indulge in Fallout 4 from 6pm until midnight. After midnight, traffic to the adult website reportedly returned to its usual numbers, even hitting 15 percent above the daily average.

Interestingly, Pornhub also analyzed the viewing habits of their visitors based on their game genre preferences. Sports games fans reportedly had the highest decrease in traffic, followed by action gamers, adventure and strategy gamers, and lastly shooter gamer fans. “Focusing on a few specific genres, we can see some interesting changes in the hourly graphs,” Pornhub continued.

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“As huge fans of the game, we can’t say we blame anyone for swapping Pornhub time for some Pip-Boy surfing instead,” said Pornhub Vice President Corey Price in an interview with GamesBeat.

“We would have done the same.” Porn and video games have reportedly been related to each other in the past. Former Eidos president Keith Boesky suggested in a Newsweek article in 2008 that having a stash or library of games and consoles could be as embarrassing as having a porn library.

The porn industry is reportedly among the biggest, if not the biggest source of online content in the world. ExtremeTech estimated that about 30 percent of all data transferred over the Internet involve porn. This is why it is more astonishing to see how Bethesda’s latest gaming masterpiece was able to change that trend, at least in the first week of its existence in the market.

Fallout 4 reportedly sold 12 million copies in the first 24 hours since its release, which amounts to about $750 million. This makes the role-playing game the fastest-selling game in the industry.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world more than 200 years after a nuclear war between nations, the game may include a male or female protagonist who emerges from a bunker-like place called Vault.

From there, he or she may finish quests, roam the open virtual world, and level up in order to gain skills that would help him or her survive the harsh and dangerous world.

While Fallout 4 is definitely among the new emerging genres in gaming where there is a nonlinear gameplay, it is considered one of the reasons it has a number of glitches or bugs.

Some of the popular bugs include flying animals, swimming dogs in mid-air, a headless character, and a few random crashes here and there.

As a result, Bethesda rolled out a massive 500MB day-one update, which would potentially crush the bugs initially found in Fallout 4.

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