Super Mario has managed to break in to the top 10 game franchises shown on YouTube for the month of March after being pushed out in February from it’s January high of #7 increasing by about 450 million views over last month to 547 million views, a jump of 450%. The boost mainly originated from the Super Mario 64 HD fan made remake which eventually fell foul of Nintendo’s legal team who submitted a DMCA take down notice which in turn spurred an influx of videos and viewers.
Minecraft dominates the rankings although its percentage share is decreasing month by month, down from 41% in January to 32% in March.
The games making up the being Grand Theft Auto V which added Online heists also released on PC this month so will likely see a boost in the next report but isn’t reflected here. Security guard simulator, Five Nights at Freddy’s also gained ground jumping up one percent from February’s new entry to 10%, likely from the news that a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie was on the table.
Other new entries into the top 20 were ArmA, DayZ which go hand in hand and a new entry for Halo which is gaining more attention as Halo 5: Guardians marketing starts to ramp up ahead of its release later this year.
While League of Legends dominates the Twitch scene, it didn’t fair so well on YouTube, dropping three places since last month to the number 7 slot in March.
The list is compiled monthly by Newzoo and Octoly since December.