According to research, 44% of viewer reach on YouTube is associated with gaming videos with reportedly 100 billion hours of gaming being watched on YouTube in the last year.
Additionally, there are 44.2 million video gamers in the UK in 2021. With the number of gamers worldwide expected to grow to 3.07 billion by 2023, the gaming experts at AV Installations have analysed 75 of the most popular 2021 game trailers and over 105.3 million YouTube views to show the most in demand video games in 2021.
Creating a top 25 list for Playstation, Xbox & Nintendo game trailers, the study highlights the game trailers with the most YouTube views per console and the most popular gaming genre for each console. Before analysing all three lists to show the genre and game with the most likes across all 3 consoles.
The results show that Hogwarts Legacy on Playstation is the most anticipated game of 2021 according to YouTube trailer views with 22,743,604. This game trailer ranks number 1 for the top amount of views across all 3 consoles and all 75 game trailers reviewed in the study.
The top 3 is completed by two other Playstation game trailers, with Horizon Forbidden West achieving 11,972,411 views and Grand Turizmo 7 getting 10,197,114 views.
To see the most popular 25 gaming trailers of 2021 please see the chart below. For the full list of the top 10 game trailers for each console (Playstation, Xbox & Nintendo) please follow the link below. Please note, these lists were rounded up to the top 10.
Most In Demand Genre of 2021
Action Role – Playing is the most popular gaming genre of 2021 according to YouTube views with the genre having gained a combined total of 40,014,460 views across all 3 game consoles.
Action Adventure takes second place with 29,019,88 views, while Survival Horror completes the top 3 with a total of 29,019,881 views to-date.
The study also reveals that Action Role-Playing is the most watched genre for the Playstation with 41,562,964 views to date.
Xbox fans are excited about first person shooters with the genre proving most liked for that console, totalling 4,220,041 views.
Finally Nintendo fans are Action Adventure lovers as that genre tops the bill for the console, amassing an overall total of 14,821,642 views.
Most In-Demand Game of 2021 (per console)
- Playstation’s most viewed game trailer on YouTube for 2021 is Hogwarts Legacy with 22,743,604 views.
- Xbox’s most viewed game trailer is S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 with 1,863,380 views.
- Nintendo’s most viewed game trailer is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury with 6,259,123 views to-date.
As the Autumn gaming calendar approaches and gaming events such as the PlayStation Showcase 2021 Broadcast begin to take place, we believe this information will be relevant and interesting to your readers.
Credit https://www.avinstallations.co.uk/ for the research.
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