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A look at Youtube trailer views for E3 2016

Phediuk

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Well folks, this is it. This is the thread. With this infallible metric, we can determine the True Winner of E3 once and for all. Let's take a look.

Almost all trailers are directly from the official channels, except for a couple of instances when an unofficial upload had more views. I think I got every game shown in the press conferences, but if there are any notable omissions, tell me. Viewcounts were all retrieved within about an hour of each other.

Watch Dogs 2:* 7,673,130 views --- 42,938 likes
Battlefield 1: 7,653,445 views --- 290,354 likes
God of War: 6,592,462 views --- 170,453 likes
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 5,338,256 views --- 120,572 likes
FIFA 17: 5,136,398 views --- 118,061 likes
Halo Wars 2: 4,102,442 views --- 22,265 likes
Titanfall 2: 2,387,774 views --- 40,025 likes
Mass Effect Andromeda: 1,914,344 views --- 28,706 likes
Ghost Recon: Wildlands: 1,866,010 views --- 2,711 likes
ReCore: 1,656,210 views --- 6,674 likes
Spider-Man: 1,639,751 views --- 35,021 likes
Forza Horizon 3: 1,628,021 views --- 33,712 likes
Death Stranding: 1,617,453 views --- 13,143 likes
South Park: The Fractured But Whole: 1,583,442 views --- 10,096 likes
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition:** 1,538,464 views --- 23,099 likes
Pokemon Sun and Moon: 1,466,764 views --- 34,385 likes
Resident Evil 7: 1,162,557 views --- 15,299 likes
Gwent: 1,129,969 views --- 1,878 likes
Horizon: Zero Dawn (gameplay demo):*** 1,112,909 views --- 20,579 likes
Quake Champions: 1,101,282 views --- 11,301 likes
Detroit: Become Human: 1,072,996 views --- 25,071 likes
Days Gone: 1,052,569 views --- 18,272 likes
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue: 1,051,746 views --- 20,453 likes
Prey: 1,009,681 views --- 12,732 likes
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: 950,229 views --- 25,631 likes
The Last Guardian: 855,997 views --- 13,590 likes
Dishonored 2: 818,580 views --- 16,798 likes
Batman: Arkham VR 754,554 views --- 8,556 likes
Crash Bandicoot in Skylanders Imaginators: 643,742 views --- 8,668 likes
Yooka-Laylee: 635,531 views --- 16,473 likes
Final Fantasy XV: 612,309 views --- 8,386 likes
Gran Turismo Sport: 545,704 views --- 8,422 likes
Tekken 7: 524,009 views --- 4,216 likes
For Honor: 523,911 views --- 7,373 likes
Sea of Thieves: 517,235 views --- 6,386 likes
Scalebound: 454,368 views --- 4,486 likes
Madden 17: 441,484 views --- 3,399 likes
Dead Rising 4: 429,678 views --- 9,795 likes
The Elder Scrolls: Legends: 427,616 views --- 2,763 likes
Farpoint: 412,674 views --- 3,124 likes
Gears of War 4 (gameplay demo): 326,566 views --- 2,222 likes
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered: 290,962 --- 12,269 likes
State of Decay 2: 256,669 views --- 4,615 likes
Star Trek VR: 247,631 views --- 2,579 likes
Gravity Rush 2: 203,592 views --- 2,395 likes
NieR: Automata: 198,939 views --- 6,107 likes
Steep: 196,839 views --- 1,582 likes
Ever Oasis: 192,293 views --- 3,870 likes
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens: 192,191 views --- 6,212 likes
Paper Mario: Color Splash: 183,729 views --- 5,749 likes
We Happy Few: 169,277 views --- 5,158 likes
Bound: 164,341 views --- 3,626 likes
Trials of the Blood Dragon: 121,721 views --- 396 likes
Just Dance 2017: 120,920 views --- 2,095 likes
Monster Hunter Generations (gameplay demo): 75,298 views --- 1,274 likes
Cosmic Star Heroine: 74,037 views --- 1,512 likes
Inside: 44,760 views --- 538 likes
Yakuza 0: 40,477 views --- 675 likes
Abzu: 36,281 views --- 1,031 likes
Grow Up: 34,140 views --- 472 likes
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero: 32,715 views --- 1,857 likes
Fe: 27,473 views --- 497 likes
Eagle Flight (gameplay demo): 25,728 views --- 685 likes

*Although this is the official E3 trailer for Watch Dogs 2, it was uploaded last Friday, a few days before Ubisoft conference.
**Bethesda mixed in their Fallout 4 and Fallout Shelter news in with the Skyrim trailer.
***A true trailer was released for Horizon: Zero Dawn a few days before E3, and it currently has 5,064,669 views and 39,443 likes. However, for this thread, I stuck to videos specifically released for or at E3.



Share your thoughts.
 

Dusk Golem

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One thing to keep in mind is there are multiple trailer uploads outside of the 'official ones', which people will gain exposure too.

Also, some games will get additional exposure from other means; example, Zelda has a lot of gameplay and impressions, so some may look at that over the official trailer to get a better idea on the game itself. Or Resident Evil 7 released a demo which has been a sublime marketing tool for them, gotten a lot of attention and community efforts, as well as a lot of big LP'ers have played it, and netted the game a shit ton of exposure by itself, millions of views on some of these LP's, even more than the trailer.

We truly do live in a different era.
 

georly

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Huh. Interesting.

I wonder how many views on some of those videos are 'hate watches' or simple curiosity. Like, how many views would a new federation force trailer have gotten?

Thanks for the info, though! Appreciate the numbers.

Really curious how many views a fem-link trailer would have netted nintendo.
 

DannyDanger

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damn i know god of war is big, but i didnt know it was that big

OP you should add the likes and dislikes per video just for fun lol
 

Discotheque

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Top 3 trailers overall:
Battlefield 1
Days Gone
Mafia 3


But just for pure hype of the reveal and the change of direction (plus bear mccreary's incredible score/live orchestra) God of War was the most impressive. Last Guardian had some beautiful music too. Sony must make live orchestral arrangements a thing for their conferences now. It was so good.
 

Zukkoyaki

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I mean... It is a decent way of gauging the interest levels of the greater gaming population and outside of us nerds on GAF.
 

chrisPjelly

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Watch Dogs 2, really? Even though I think the game looks good, I would've figured the fist game being garbage would've killed anyones enthusiasm about this
 

georly

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Ugh, you ever taken a statistics or dataviz class ?
I don't think OP is serious about youtube views being a good metric. I think this is just to show off numbers and let us draw our own conclusions. Each video has their views for different reasons.
 
I would not have guessed Watch Dogs 2 would be the winner. Though the original game did sell 10 million copies, even though it gets a lot of flack on GAF.

And only a million or so view for Spider-Man? I know it didn't show much, but I thought a real-ass Spider-Man game would garner more interest.

The Zelda trailer is also the second most watched video on Nintendo's Youtube channel ever and I think it will hit the number one spot in a week.
 
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These stats don't work at all in regards to popularity.

I was forced to watch the WD2 trailer at least 6 times today thanks to the shitty ads.
 

Yurikerr

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It's important to note that when the trailer is exhibited as an AD before another video it's counted as a view too.

This can skew the numbers (as the reuploads on other channels and etc)
 

Guevara

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For some of those games: more people watched the trailer already then will buy the game, all time.
 

Dangansona

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I wonder if YouTube is going to release the results of the vote for trailers feature they had this year.
 

Permanently A

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Wow I didn't realize that Watch Dogs had that kind of brand power. Hopefully 2 can deliver.

Also this can't be used to determine "winner of E3" because some of the trailers have been out longer than the others. Like WD2 trailer has been out for 9 days and Zelda for 2.
 

Angel_DvA

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Gears of War 4 (gameplay demo): 326,566

I'm very sad about this, the game looks pretty great and the beta was fun.