Elden Ring was one of the biggest games ever launched on YouTube

In its first 60 days of release, Elden Ring became one of the biggest YouTube game launches of all time, seeing over 3 billion combined video views.

In stats shared exclusively with IGN, Elden Ring saw 3.4 billion views in the two months following launch, dwarfing the next name on the list, GTA 5 by 1.9 billion. Of course, YouTube has grown since GTA launched in 2013, which makes that kind of an unfair comparison – but the much newer version of Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) saw 1.4 billion, so it’s pretty clear how successful Elden Ring is.

YouTube Gaming stops describing it The The biggest game launch ever, but FromSoftware’s open-world masterpiece has clearly set an incredibly high bar for YouTube gaming in the future. It’s in large part due to a hunger for different types of videos about the game, from Let’s Play, to guides, to science illustrations.

The Elden Ring’s YouTube infographic. (Image credit: YouTube Gaming)

YouTube Gaming also provided a list of other stats about the biggest videos released for Elden Ring:

Most viewed launch videos:

Most watched channels for Elden Ring launch:

Split Content Type:

  • VOD – 71.3%
  • Live broadcast – 25.98%
  • Shorts – 2.72%

Uploads by Chiefs (Descending)

  • Margit, the omen of the fall
  • Malenia Blade of Miquella
  • grafted godric
  • STARSCORGE RADAN
  • Guardian Dragon Tree

Downloads by character class (Descending)

  • samurai
  • a hero
  • miserable
  • Astrologer
  • warrior

YouTube Gaming also called up some of the most popular creators in the Elden Ring community with the Elden Lord Awards:

Finally, the team also acknowledged that perhaps the most famous Elden Ring hero, Let Me Solo Her – the player who has commanded the toughest game over a thousand times, and earned a real sword for their efforts. According to YouTube Gaming, the Let Me Solo Her videos have had over 25 million views alone.

All this is further proof of Elden Ring’s standing as a true gaming phenomenon. It quickly became one of the fastest-selling games in recent history in both the US and Europe, one of the most played Steam games by two concurrent players, and one of the best-reviewed games in recent history.

We called it a masterpiece in our 10/10 review, and said it “can easily hold among the best open-world games I’ve ever played. Like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before it, Elden Ring is one we’ll look back on as a game that moves this Kind forward.”

Joe Scripps is the executive news editor at IGN. follow him Twitter. Do you have a tip for us? Want to discuss a potential story? Please send an email to [email protected].

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