Roblox, Fortnite, Minecraft, Pokemon: Most popular games worldwide revealed

Roblox, Fortnite, Minecraft, Pokemon Most Popular Games Worldwide Revealed

Gaming has become one of the biggest genres in entertainment, but what are the most popular titles in the genre?

Roblox, Minecraft and Pokemon are all massive franchises, and they feature heavily in a new study based on geographical Google Searches and popularity.

Whilst you’d expect that there would be some other massive franchises in the lineup, it’s actually Roblox that completely dominates almost across the board.

Here’s everything you need to know about the geographical popularity of Roblox, Minecraft, Fortnite and Pokemon based on a new study from Student Beans.


Roblox Dominates Rankings

As noted, the new study has been compiled by Student Beans, and as you can see from the infographic below, Roblox absolutely dominates in the Google Search rankings almost globally:

Most popular gaming Roblox
Image Courtesy Student Beans

The ecosystem of Roblox is intriguing, as it allows and encourages players to create their own games, with the likes of Adopt Me, Tower of Hell, Brookhaven RP and MeepCity getting huge numbers of gamers daily.

The study from Student Beans also reveals the following:

  • In Canada, there are 2,240,000 searches per month on average for Roblox
  • In the UK, there has been a total of 3,350,000 searches a month
  • The US takes the crown for the popularity of Roblox, with an impressive 13,600,000 average monthly searches

Fortnite

The study has also looked at the most popular franchises in the world based on the following metrics:

  • Mentions on Twitter
  • Average Twitch Viewers (over the last seven days as of 21st March 2022)
  • Reddit Followers
  • Average Monthly YouTube Search Volume
  • Average Monthly Search Volume for the Game
  • Estimated Franchise Revenue

Taking all of these into account, it is actually Fortnite that comes out on top, with Roblox apparently being relegated to #7 on the list:

  • #1 Fortnite
  • #2 Pokemon
  • #3 Minecraft
  • #4 League of Legends
  • #5 PUBG
  • #6 Call of Duty
  • #7 Roblox
  • #8 FIFA
  • #9 Halo
  • #10 Overwatch

Check out the full breakdown of these metrics via the chart and infographic below:

Fortnite

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 30.4M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 1.8M
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 8.2M
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 25.0M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 93,171
  • EST Franchise Revenue: $15.85 billion

Pokemon

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 24.9M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 3.8M
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 6.7M
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 20.5M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 22,720
  • EST Franchise Revenue: $100 billion
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Minecraft

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 68.0M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 6.2M
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 18.3M
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 56.0M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 65,206
  • EST Franchise Revenue: $3.6 billion
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League of Legends

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 7.5M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 5.6M
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 2.0M
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 6.2M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 209,495
  • EST Franchise Revenue: $10 billion
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PUBG

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 16.6M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 1.9M
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 4.5M
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 13.7M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 15,423
  • EST Franchise Revenue: $5.9 billion
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Call of Duty

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 6.1M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 756,214
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 1.7M
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 5.0M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 52,041
  • EST Franchise Revenue: $20 billion
Call of Duty Mobile

Roblox

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 124.0M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 464,795
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 33.4M
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 102.1M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 3,368
  • EST Franchise Revenue: $1.7 billion
Roblox

FIFA

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 3.4M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 581,482
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 903,000
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 2.8M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 41,345
  • EST Franchise Revenue: $11.5 billion
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Halo

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 3.4M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 1.1M
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 903,000
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 2.8M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 14,217
  • EST Franchise Revenue: $3.2 billion
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Overwatch

  • AVG Monthly SV For Game: 2.7M
  • Number Of Reddit Followers: 3.8M
  • Number Of Mentions On Twitter: 739,000
  • AVG Monthly YouTube Search Volume: 2.3M
  • AVG TWITCH VIEWERS PAST 7 DAYS: 13,763
  • EST Franchise Revenue: N/A
Most Popular gaming franchises
Image Courtesy Student Beans

With these franchises being such behemoths in the gaming space, it is unlikely that there will be much of a change to the list in the near future.

Games such as Elden Ring have been hugely successful in 2022, but it’s clear that the more established IPs with relatively constant updates and activity on streaming sites with top influencers will continue to rule the roost.


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