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Pornhub Year In Review reveals most-searched for video game character

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Pornhub Year In Review reveals most-searched for video game character

Featured Image Credit: Epic Games, Activision Blizzard

As we come to the end of the year, social media timelines everywhere become flooded with everyone’s end-of-year stats. There’s truly no better way to be judged by friends than by exposing your questionable music taste on one handy summary sheet.

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It’s not just individuals out here sharing their yearly stats though - Pornhub has published a detailed breakdown of its 2022 usage, including what its users have been searching for, and on what devices.

PlayStation proved to be the most popular video game console to visit Pornhub, taking up 73.1% of visits from game consoles. Meanwhile, 25.5% searched on Xbox, while a much smaller 0.8% visited from their PS Vitas. A further 0.8% were from Wii U and 3DS browsers, which is a very strange thought that I suggest we swiftly move on from.

But what were people searching for? According to the report, when it comes to game-related searches, Fortnite was at the top of the list, followed by Overwatch, Genshin Impact and Minecraft. Character-specific searches told a similar tale, with Overwatch’s mech-wielding tank hero D.Va being by far the most popular. In second place was “Minecraft Jenny Mod”, which, according to a search that I’m very glad I did in the incognito browser, is a mod made to give players a virtual girlfriend in Minecraft. Also popular was Resident Evil Village’s Lady Dimitrescu.

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In June, The New Yorker posted a chilling article highlighting the amount of non-consensual videos (including of children) that are still being hosted online by various websites, allegedly including Pornhub. Both the chief executive and chief operating officer of MindGeek (the company which owns Pornhub) stepped down following these allegations. A spokesperson for MindGeek told The Washington Post that “[The New Yorker] chose to ignore the fact that MindGeek has more comprehensive and effective policies than any other major platform on the internet, and decided to peddle the same gross mischaracterisations that anti-porn extremists have spewed for decades.”

Topics: Overwatch, Fortnite

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