Sunday, March 12, 2017

Switch launch causes big porn site traffic drops


The Nintendo Switch surely has brought great success to Nintendo and gained the hearts of gamers, but not everyone is happy about the new console release. There’s an unexpected loser in this situation – porn sites! According to YouPorn stats, on the weekend Nintendo Switch was launch, there was a significant traffic decline on the site.

As YouPorn tracks anonymized data from its visitors in order to get a clear idea what events have effect on their traffic, it’s not hard to draw conclusions. Normally, TV series finales, movie premieres and holidays have this effect, and now, they observed the same type of traffic decline and connected it to the release of Nintendo Switch.

On Friday March 3, traffic saw a 15% drop from normal, with a 17% drop on a following Saturday, and a 13% drop on the Sunday of the launch weekend, which, according to YouPorn, is the lowest numbers the site had in the past 30 days.

To drive the point home (and also add something funny to discuss), YouPorn reports that even the people who looked for porn during the Nintendo Switch release were searching for The Legend of Zelda porn: searches for Zelda were up 102% while searches for Link were up 164% during the weekend.

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