There's Been More Than 2.3 Million Searches For Apex Legends Porn

Here's something I wouldn't have bet on in 2018: a Titanfall battle royale game inspiring more searches for porn than the thirsty Kingdom Hearts crowd.

After a request from Kotaku Australia, Pornhub's Insights team gladly ran the numbers on the biggest releases and characters for 2019 so far. The company has posted the results of those searches this week, finding that the appetite for Apex Legends itself has carried over for Apex-themed porn.

Interest in Apex porn spiked at its highest on February 19 (February 20 Australian time), with Wraith, Lifeline, Mirage and Pathfinder the most popular characters within that. Overall, there's been more than 2.3 million searches for Apex porn just on Pornhub alone. That interest has started to peak again with the release of the battle pass and Octane.

That's significantly more than any other major release this year, although every major release - even Metro Exodus, not a game you'd commonly associate with a thirsty fandom - all saw spikes in porn searches.

The biggest spike over the normal was, of course, Kingdom Hearts 3. Anime fans and porn are peas in a very intimate pod, and unsurprisingly interest in Kairi, Aqua, Sora and co. jumped by more than 927% on the Pornhub network at its highest.

Even Anthem saw quite the bump in interest for a solid couple of weeks. Devil May Cry 5 has had more consistent interest since the game's launch compared to the average amount of searches, and Resident Evil's average searches haven't tailed off quite as fast as other titles.

You can view the full breakdown over at the Pornhub Insights page. It's safe for work, if your firewall will let you past the "www.pornhub.com" part. If not, just use your phone.


Comments

    For extra credit I want to see research into what the most popular game genres are. The character based shooters seem to always get a lot of interest. Overwatch, Fortnite and now Apex Legends have generally been the most common targets for pornographic images I've seen...

    I mean, seen referenced to by other people. Who aren't me. Most definitely not me.

      Whoevers ingame models are easiest to use

    So I guess the game devs need to start releasing porn when a game launches to sate these curious gamers

    See this, its my face of complete and utter surprise.

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