Sony skipped all of the major conventions so far this year, deciding to host PlayStation Showcase 2021 on its own time – but did it make a difference to overall interest? Not a chance: the platform holder’s YouTube channel has been on fire since last night, with the livestream peaking at well over 600,000 concurrents and already attracting 2.8 million views. That’s without even mentioning the 270,000 who watched it in Japanese, and the various co-streams all around the web, including on platforms like Twitch.
In terms of trailer views, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was far and away the biggest winner, garnering 4.4 million views on the PlayStation channel alone. This is without being run as an ad roll, with some pretty impressive engagement to boot: it has 374,000 up-votes compared to just 1,900 down-votes. Extraordinary stuff, making it the number two trending video on YouTube as a whole – only The Matrix Resurrections is above it.
Here are the top ten trailers, in terms of YouTube views, from the PlayStation Showcase. Do keep in mind that we’re just taking into account the official PlayStation channel here – there are also huge numbers across Marvel, IGN, and more:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 – 4.4 million
- God of War: Ragnarok – 2.4 million
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake – 1.5 million
- Marvel’s Wolverine – 1.3 million
- Grand Theft Auto V – 662k
- Gran Turismo 7 – 589k
- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – 506k
- Forspoken – 457k
- Project EVE – 412k
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – 334k
Based on these numbers, which are clearly going to continue to rise throughout the day, Sony does not need to be part of any major industry event like E3 2021 – they’re actually higher than a lot of what came out of the Los Angeles show earlier in the year. Which was your favourite trailer from the event? Let us know in the comments section below.