Fortnite crash leads Pornhub to beg the game to fix itself soon, interesting links found between the two

Fortnite, 2018’s extremely popular multi-player game, crashed early Thursday morning. A hilarious response from Pornhub ended up revealing the direct link between the game and searches on the site.

A sign at the Pornhub booth is displayed at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel. (Image source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Fornite crashed early Thursday morning. (Source: YouTube)

Early morning on Thursday, April 12, Fortnite‘s servers crashed and the company released the following statement.

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Image source: Twitter

Immediately afterwards, Pornhub released a statement of their own, in which they pleaded the company to fix its servers.

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Image source: Twitter

The request made in good humor immediately made everyone wonder if there’s a correlation between the two sites, and it was found that there actuallyi is a strong one!

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The exchange led to the discovery of an interesting link between the site and the game. (Image source: YouTube)

In March alone, Pornhub search engines reported an 824% increased in Fortnite searches, according to Polygon, who got in touch with the porn site to figure out the correlation between the game and the site.

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Image source: Pornhub Insights
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In March, there was an 824% spike in Fortnite-related searces on Pornhub. (Image source: YouTube)

“Fortnite’s biggest search increase occurred on March 15 after Drake played the game live on Twitch. Not only did it break records for concurrent Twitch views, it caused searches on Pornhub to increase 824 percent above average.” Polygon reported.

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Image source: Twitter
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The month’s most dramatic spike happened when Drake tweeted about playing the game. (Image source: YouTube)

Some of the popular Fortnite related searches were ‘fortnite’, ‘fortnite hentai’ and ‘fortnite battle royale’. Other popular gaming searches involved ‘Overwatch’, ‘Team Fortress 2‘, ’Minecraft‘ and ‘Pokemon‘.

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Image source: Pornhub Insights
There are a large variety of Fortnite-related searches on the site’s insights page. (Image source: YouTube)
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Pornhub also has searches based on other popular games. (Image source: YouTube)

The insights team also provided a number of other statistics about the kind of people that search these terms. Male visitors were 136% more likely to search Fortnite than women. Moreover, people within the age bracket of 18-24 were 361% more likely to search for Fortnite in comparison to other age groups.

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Men are drastically more likely than women to search for Fortnite-related content on Pornhub. (Image source: YouTube)
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Since the game’s mobile launch, iOS users have become more likely to search for Fortnite-related content as well. (Image source: YouTube)

Since the game was launched on mobile, iOS users have become 77% more likely to search for Fortnite on the porn site.

In the US, Kansas is most likely to search for game-related content on Pornhub. On the contrary, it is least popular among the people in D.C., Mississippi, Hawaii, Vermont, and North and South Carolina.

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Kansas is the most likely US state to search for Fortnite-related content on Pornhub. (Image source: YouTube)
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In it’s first 3 days, Fortnite made over $1 million through in-app purchases. (Image source: YouTube)

This adds a layer of unprecedented success to the game’s financial victory. The iOS version of the app made Epic Games $1.5 million in the first four days, owing the in-app purchases, which made over $1million in the first 3 days.

 

Ref: https://www.journalpost.com

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