Porn Traffic Is Down Thanks To The Nintendo Switch Launch, But, Uh, Zelda-Related Porn Searches Are Up
Apparently, the connection between the porn you watch and the games you play is closer than we thought.
YouPorn reported a massive traffic drop last weekend, following the release of the Nintendo Switch. This isn't entirely surprising; YouPorn usually sees drops during big cultural events, like holidays, Super Bowls, TV premieres, etc.
Since March 3, there was a 15 percent drop from YouPorn users who self-identified as gamers. Drops continued into Saturday, which saw a 17 percent drop, but ticked up — but was still down — slightly on Sunday, which saw a 13 percent drop.
But all that pales in comparison to the fact that Nintendo and Nintendo-related searches skyrocketed. What, no one uses Deviant Art for the video game-related sex cartoons anymore? Here are the numbers:
- Searches for "Link" rose 164 percent.
- Searches for "Zelda" rose 102 percent.
- Searches for "Nintendo" rose 37 percent.
- Saearches for "Mario" rose 24 percent.
- Searches for Bowser rose 23 percent.
- Searches for Princess Peach rose 16 percent.
Wait, Bowser? Yup. Bowser. Apparently, no one wants to J.O. to Waluigi anymore.
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