YouPorn Says There's Been a Big Jump in People Looking for 'Link' and 'Zelda' Porn

By Julian Benson on at

YouPorn, one of the leading purveyors of films you don't want to watch with your parents, has revealed that in the weekend following the release of the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it saw a significant jump in people looking for 'Link' porn, more than 160%. On top of that, it's shared details on how much its traffic dropped among its gaming audience and how many hardcore gamers were turned off porn in favour of the Switch.

YouPorn has always been pretty open about sharing the results of its anonymous data gathering, revealing that it believes it is able to determine different demographics and interests by what people search for, at what time, and where from. And, frankly, their results always make for interesting reading.

According to a recent post on its blog (don't worry, the page is totally safe for work, though the site will be in your browser history if that's something you want to avoid), "you can see a very significant dip in traffic among Gamers over the weekend of March 3rd. Beginning on Friday- the day the Switch launched, traffic dropped -15%, -17% on Saturday and -13% on Sunday. The lowest numbers all month." Now those numbers aren't site-wide but among the gamer demographic. Still, that's not an insubstantial dip.

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Turns out YouPorn doesn't just identify gamers, but even different kinds of gamer, splitting the audience in to 'Gamers', 'Hardcore gamers', and 'Social gamers'.

"Gamers' in general dropped by -17%, followed by 'Hardcore gamers' and 'social gamers' at -10% each," the YouPorn post states. "Nothing surprising here, these are the affinities you’d expect to be intrigued by the launch, and would obviously leave the site to test the new console. What is surprising however is that 'Adventure & Strategy' & 'Action' only dropped by 5%. It’s surprising because the most anticipated and talked about game that launched with the Switch is Zelda– a strategy/action game, one would think gamers in these categories would be quick to put down the porn and pick up a console."

Apparently, after a completing a shrine, players were still putting down their Joy-Cons to play with their Joy... you get the idea.

While there weren't any funny search terms emerging over the weekend, YouPorn did track the jump in searches for "'Link' up 164%, while searches for 'Zelda' were up 102%." It wasn't just Zelda-related things searchers were looking for: "'Nintendo' searches went up by 37%, and searches for some of the system’s OG characters like 'Mario', 'Bowser' and 'Princess Peach' increased by 24%, 23% and 16% (respectively)."

And, before you ask, I did check:

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