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November 13, 2015

The highly anticipated 'Fallout 4' came out this week. The same day, PornHub saw a significant drop in traffic. Huh. I wonder if there is any connection?

Fallout 4 came out last week. If you’re asking, “What is Fallout 4?” then you’re not a gamer, because it’s probably the most highly anticipated video game of the past year. The latest installment of the hugely popular first person shooter role playing franchise is already getting glowing reviews.

Meanwhile, in an incredible coincidence, the exact same day that Fallout 4 came out, PornHub saw a significant drop in traffic. If you’re asking, “What is PornHub?” then you’re lying, because everyone knows that PornHub is one of the most popular porn sites on the planet.

Just how big of a dip is “significant”? Starting at 5 a.m. on November 10th, the approximate time that users of the game would have been able to have it downloaded and ready to play on their systems, PornHub saw a drop in traffic of approximately 10%, which lasted more or less for the remainder of the day.

Weird, right?

I mean, what could be the connection there? It’s almost as if a large percentage of the user base who normally uses PornHub were occupied doing something else? Huh.

Anyway, Fallout 4 is totally awesome. Just check out this gameplay video:

Holy shit that looks awesome. So awesome, in fact, it might prevent someone from doing the stuff they normally do online like, I dunno, visit Reddit.com or listen to their favorite podcast on NPR.org.

We’re being a little cheeky, of course. Obviously ten percent of PornHub’s users took a little wank break to go play Fallout 4. Props to the other 90% of PornHub’s daily users who figured out that you can visit PornHub on your laptop while you play Fallout on your PS4. No reason those two activities have to be mutually exclusive, y'all!


Evidently the Venn diagram of people who like internet porn
and who like video games has at least somewhat of an overlap!