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FALLOUT 4 Drove a Lot Of Traffic Away From Pornhub On Release Day

FALLOUT 4 Drove a Lot Of Traffic Away From Pornhub On Release Day

Fallout 4 was so hotly anticipated that it apparently hasn’t left time for anybody to be hot and bothered. The open world role playing game was released on November 10 and broke records by selling 12 million copies on launch day. After Fallout 4 came, its players did not: Corey Price, the president of pornography website Pornhub, said that among gamers, traffic to the website dropped by a full 10 percent following the game’s release.

“We can’t say we’re too surprised with what happened to our traffic during peak gaming hours,” Corey told GamesBeat. “Based on the data, it looks like a huge surge of people decided to indulge in some wasteland wandering by taking the day off of work and school to play, while the rest of the world had to wade through what we assume were the longest hours of work ever in anticipation of some alone time with their consoles.”

It was a hard day for the site, with page views beginning to go flaccid at around 5 a.m., when most users would have finished downloading the game, and remained soft for most of the morning. Traffic recovered when people had to get up and go to work in the late morning and afternoon, but after a brief refractory period, idle hands wandered back to the controllers and the site’s traffic again shrank beginning at around 6 p.m. Gamers played long and hard into the night before succumbing to their more primal urges, and Pornhub’s traffic climbed to higher levels at around 10 p.m.

Check out the data for yourself via Pornhub below, and let us know in the comments if any of your priorities changed when Fallout 4 was released.

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HT: VentureBeat

Featured image courtesy of Bethesda Softworks

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