Data Dump: E3 Trailers Edition

Posted by Marino (5569 posts) -
What happens at E3...lives forever.

Before the video games world gets back to "normal" on Monday, I wanted to share some numberless data based on the E3 trailers that we flooded the site (and Twitter feeds, sorry) with this past week. This was the third year I've been able to help with this (the second tag-teaming with Rorie), and I had a lot of fun doing it. It's kinda crazy/hectic especially on Monday and Tuesday trying to get stuff up in a timely manner with the press conferences going on, but then it slows down and I spent most of Wednesday and Thursday digging around for smaller/indie games to feature. The grand total ended up being 129 trailers. It was a bit higher, but some users pointed out that there were a few that we put up that had already been uploaded just prior to E3. Anyway, here's some Top 25 lists that you may find interesting.

Top 25 Most Viewed Trailers

This list is not totally fair because all but three of these trailers (No Man's Sky, Cuphead, Batman Arkham Knight) had a promo in the of the homepage. There's simply not enough space to give everyone a promo. There is/was a section for E3 trailers below the "river" of headlines, but obviously people are going to see those promos first before getting down to the bottom. Enough excuses though, here are the most viewed E3 trailers on Giant Bomb during E3.

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  1. Doom is an Unholy Union of Flesh and Metal - (Wiki)
  2. Aonuma Would Like to Show You Something Called Zelda for Wii U - (Wiki)
  3. Anger is an Ac!d in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - (Wiki)
  4. Mario Maker is Real, And It's Spectacular - (Wiki)
  5. All of Capcom is in Dead Rising 3's DLC - (Wiki)
  6. Project Beast is Now...Bloodborne - (Wiki)
  7. Shockingly, Grand Theft Auto V is Coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One - (Wiki)
  8. Star Wars Battlefront is Still Far, Far Away - (Wiki)
  9. Super Smash Bros Hype is at a Fever Pitch - (Wiki)
  10. Will Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Be Drake's Last Adventure? - (Wiki)
  11. You Gotta Have Faith in Mirror's Edge - (Wiki)
  12. Take Selfies with a Psycho in Far Cry 4 - (Wiki)
  13. Don't Let the Birds Give You Away in Evolve - (Wiki)
  14. Get Bent in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - (Wiki)
  15. Destiny Developer Diary - (Wiki)
  16. Griffins Get Got in The Witcher 3 - (Wiki)
  17. *No Man's Sky is Simply Gorgeous - (Wiki)
  18. BioWare Wants Your Ideas on a New Mass Effect - (Wiki)
  19. Lead the Inquisition or Fall in Dragon Age - (Wiki)
  20. Become Who You're Meant to Be in Rise of the Tomb Raider - (Wiki)
  21. *Look at This Game! It's Called Cuphead! - (Wiki)
  22. *That's a Scary Ass Scarecrow in Batman Arkham Knight - (Wiki)
  23. Things Get Pretty Grim in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - (Wiki)
  24. It's a 4-Player Revolt in Assassin's Creed Unity - (Wiki)
  25. Did Ya Get What You Need from Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments? - (Wiki)

Top 25 Non-Promo Trailers

So, to be fair, here's a list of the Top 25 trailers that did not get a fancy front page promo.

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  1. No Man's Sky is Simply Gorgeous - (Wiki)
  2. Look at This Game! It's Called Cuphead! - (Wiki)
  3. That's a Scary Ass Scarecrow in Batman Arkham Knight - (Wiki)
  4. Everybody Wants to Rule the World in Assassin's Creed Unity - (Wiki)
  5. Peter Dinklage is in Destiny - (Wiki)
  6. Persona Q Proves That We Can't Have Enough Persona Mash-Ups - (Wiki)
  7. After Dear Esther, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - (Wiki)
  8. Go for a Jog on the Beach in Dead Island 2 - (Wiki)
  9. There's Something in the Way of The Last of Us Remastered - (Wiki)
  10. Zelda, Impa, and Midna Join Link in Hyrule Warriors - (Wiki)
  11. Discover History's Darkest Secret in The Order 1886 - (Wiki)
  12. Axiom Verge Your Next Metroidvania Fix - (Wiki)
  13. Super Smash Bros for 3DS is Loaded with Modes and Options Too - (Wiki)
  14. Meat's Back on the Menu in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - (Wiki)
  15. Beat Them If You Can, Survive If They Let You in Alien Isolation - (Wiki)
  16. Bayonetta 2 is Still Unadulterated Insanity - (Wiki)
  17. FMV, Spinning Cars, Tony Hawk-like Scoring...It's Roundabout - (Wiki)
  18. Shinji Mikami Successfully Freaks People Out with The Evil Within - (Wiki)
  19. Suda51 Wants You to Let It Die - (Wiki)
  20. PlatinumGames' Brand of Insanity Arrives on Xbox One with Scalebound - (Wiki)
  21. Devil's Third Has Found a Home as a Wii U Exclusive - (Wiki)
  22. F-Zero Crashed Into Audiosurf and Spectra Happened - (Wiki)
  23. The Internet Made a Game Called IDARB - (Wiki)
  24. It's Now or Never in Guilty Gear Xrd - (Wiki)
  25. Hellraid is a New Brand of Techland's First-Person Combat - (Wiki)

Top 25 Most Comments

Regardless of views or whether or not they got a promo on the front page, these trailers generated the most discussion.

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  1. Aonuma Would Like to Show You Something Called Zelda for Wii U - (Wiki)
  2. Mario Maker is Real, And It's Spectacular - (Wiki)
  3. All of Capcom is in Dead Rising 3's DLC - (Wiki)
  4. Anger is an Ac!d in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - (Wiki)
  5. Shockingly, Grand Theft Auto V is Coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One - (Wiki)
  6. Project Beast is Now...Bloodborne - (Wiki)
  7. Doom is an Unholy Union of Flesh and Metal - (Wiki)
  8. Did Ya Get What You Need from Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments? - (Wiki)
  9. Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Has a Release Date - (Wiki)
  10. Get Bent in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - (Wiki)
  11. The Clance is Back with Rainbow Six: Siege - (Wiki)
  12. Lead the Inquisition or Fall in Dragon Age - (Wiki)
  13. BioWare Wants Your Ideas on a New Mass Effect - (Wiki)
  14. It's a 4-Player Revolt in Assassin's Creed Unity - (Wiki)
  15. Things Get Pretty Grim in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - (Wiki)
  16. Will Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Be Drake's Last Adventure? - (Wiki)
  17. Sunset Overdrive. It's a Video Game. - (Wiki)
  18. Don't Let the Birds Give You Away in Evolve - (Wiki)
  19. Rise of Incarnates is 2-on-2 Arena Combat Chaos - (Wiki)
  20. Take Selfies with a Psycho in Far Cry 4 - (Wiki)
  21. Tragedy is Invisible in The Division - (Wiki)
  22. Look at This Game! It's Called Cuphead! - (Wiki)
  23. Oh, Bill Trinen. Will You Be My Amiibo? - (Wiki)
  24. Super Smash Bros Hype is at a Fever Pitch - (Wiki)
  25. Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd is the Future of Rhythm Games - (Wiki)

Top 25 Most Comments without a Promo

And these are the trailers that generated the most discussion without a top front page promo. These trailers walked uphill in the snow both ways to get people talking. Well, they did all get a tweet though.

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  1. Look at This Game! It's Called Cuphead! - (Wiki)
  2. Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd is the Future of Rhythm Games - (Wiki)
  3. Peter Dinklage is in Destiny - (Wiki)
  4. Devil's Third Has Found a Home as a Wii U Exclusive - (Wiki)
  5. Persona Q Proves That We Can't Have Enough Persona Mash-Ups - (Wiki)
  6. After Dear Esther, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - (Wiki)
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles X Finally Has a Name - (Wiki)
  8. It's Now or Never in Guilty Gear Xrd - (Wiki)
  9. Giant Robots Are Invading the West Again in Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn - (Wiki)
  10. Great Minds Team Up in Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright - (Wiki)
  11. No Man's Sky is Simply Gorgeous - (Wiki)
  12. That's a Scary Ass Scarecrow in Batman Arkham Knight - (Wiki)
  13. PlatinumGames' Brand of Insanity Arrives on Xbox One with Scalebound - (Wiki)
  14. Everybody Wants to Rule the World in Assassin's Creed Unity - (Wiki)
  15. Grab a Can of Snot Gulp and Enjoy This Oddworld New 'n' Tasty Trailer - (Wiki)
  16. Go for a Jog on the Beach in Dead Island 2 - (Wiki)
  17. Level-5's Fantasy Life is Finally Coming West - (Wiki)
  18. Abyss Odyssey Features 19th Century Chilean Warlocks with RPG Elements - (Wiki)
  19. PlayStation Now's PS4 Open Beta Coming July 31 - (Wiki)
  20. Shinji Mikami Successfully Freaks People Out with The Evil Within - (Wiki)
  21. F-Zero Crashed Into Audiosurf and Spectra Happened - (Wiki)
  22. Ron Galaxy is Bringing TJ Combo Back to Killer Instinct - (Wiki)
  23. Patrick Willed a Phantom Dust Remake Into Existence - (Wiki)
  24. Inside is the Latest Adventure from the Developers of Limbo - (Wiki)
  25. Zelda, Impa, and Midna Join Link in Hyrule Warriors - (Wiki)

And that was E3.

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#1 Posted by Fattony12000 (7977 posts) -

That was a goddamn E3.

#2 Posted by Fobwashed (2585 posts) -

Best in a while. Thx for data. You are data.

#3 Posted by mrfluke (5682 posts) -

and this is why E3 will still be relevant. its simply re-energizing for folks,

like i was pretty bummed out at this holiday lineup pre e3, but after e3, very much stoked for games this year.

#4 Posted by Marino (5569 posts) -

Best in a while. Thx for data. You are data.

Unfortunately, the CMS doesn't provide data in the same way as the old site. Otherwise, I'd still be doing those monthly reports.

@mrfluke said:

and this is why E3 will still be relevant. its simply re-energizing for folks,

like i was pretty bummed out at this holiday lineup pre e3, but after e3, very much stoked for games this year.

Yeah, people keep saying how everything got delayed to 2015, but I think there's plenty of stuff to be excited about this year.

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#5 Posted by Fobwashed (2585 posts) -

@marino: I think... I'm pretty sure I remember these used to have graphs and charts. I fucking LOVE graphs and charts. Also, that fight on the CLIFF! LOL!

#6 Posted by impartialgecko (1772 posts) -

Jeff tweeted something about traffic on this stuff being super good. Can we get some metrics as to how many views GB content gets next time?

#7 Posted by Marino (5569 posts) -

@marino: I think... I'm pretty sure I remember these used to have graphs and charts. I fucking LOVE graphs and charts. Also, that fight on the CLIFF! LOL!

I wasn't sure if I was at liberty to divulge site traffic in detail with charts like that, so I just kept it as a simple list.

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#8 Edited by mrfluke (5682 posts) -

@marino said:

@fobwashed said:

Best in a while. Thx for data. You are data.

Unfortunately, the CMS doesn't provide data in the same way as the old site. Otherwise, I'd still be doing those monthly reports.

@mrfluke said:

and this is why E3 will still be relevant. its simply re-energizing for folks,

like i was pretty bummed out at this holiday lineup pre e3, but after e3, very much stoked for games this year.

Yeah, people keep saying how everything got delayed to 2015, but I think there's plenty of stuff to be excited about this year.

even the staff seemed excited and reenergized for the stuff this year, personally never thought id hear patrick saying a call of duty looks spectacular

#9 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12054 posts) -

Interesting data, if I do say so myself.

#10 Posted by AMyggen (5217 posts) -

@adam1808: I really doubt the site would release hard numbers like that, few sites do.

#11 Posted by impartialgecko (1772 posts) -

@amyggen said:

@adam1808: I really doubt the site would release hard numbers like that, few sites do.

Makes sense, but I'm interested in it nevertheless. Jeff has said GB has been growing, I'd love to know by how much is all.

#12 Posted by Bollard (6614 posts) -

@marino: I dunno, pretty much everything I got excited about at E3 is out next year. Everything except CARS and GTA.

#13 Posted by Corevi (6793 posts) -

I'm surprised the Doom trailer got that many views since I couldn't care less.

#14 Posted by Marino (5569 posts) -

I'm surprised the Doom trailer got that many views since I couldn't care less.

Yeah, I definitely would not have guessed it would lead the pack.

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#15 Posted by rmanthorp (4319 posts) -

Cuphead!

Good work duder, gotta love these yummy stats. No graphs tho'? :O

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#16 Posted by Marino (5569 posts) -

Cuphead!

Good work duder, gotta love these yummy stats. No graphs tho'? :O

As previously stated, I don't think I'm at liberty to divulge raw site traffic in detail like that.

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#17 Posted by TheHT (12672 posts) -

Oh goddamnit. I saw Ac!d and thought I missed a Metal Gear Ac!d announcement.

:(

#18 Posted by Marino (5569 posts) -

@theht said:

Oh goddamnit. I saw Ac!d and thought I missed a Metal Gear Ac!d announcement.

:(

They say that line in the trailer. I couldn't resist.

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#19 Posted by Slag (5789 posts) -

@marino:

Hey just out of curiosity, if you'd be willing to share, what were the least popular trailers?

Love your data posts man! Always fun to see!

#20 Posted by Marino (5569 posts) -

@slag said:

@marino:

Hey just out of curiosity, if you'd be willing to share, what were the least popular trailers?

Love your data posts man! Always fun to see!

The least watched trailer was E3 2014: Cast Your Shadow on FRU.

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#21 Edited by mtfikhan (252 posts) -

Marino you sir are a legend.

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