Elden Ring has strong backing, acclaimed by the critics and rocketing as the best-selling Souls of all time.
Indeed, the communication agency ICO Partners claims that Elden Ring had the best media coverage between 2020 and 2021 among several other successful games. The latter completely annihilates other AAAs such as Horizon Forbidden West, Resident Evil Village, Cyberpunk 2077 or Halo Infinite.
"The best media coverage", what does that mean?
Roughly speaking, Elden Ring is the game that has been talked about the most. The diagram presented by ICO Partners shows that the game had more than 7,323 articles that dealt with FromSoftware's newest child. This figure is colossal, because it is well above other games, which are highly anticipated by players.
These stats prove that Elden Ring was a highly anticipated game. The press was therefore quick to write on the subject even before the game was released, rightly or wrongly. Moreover, this figure shows the current popularity of the game, as it is still trending on social networks, on Twitch, in the press, and even in broadcasts after almost a week of publication. It's not a first, but it's an exceptional phenomenon for a Souls .
On the other hand, there is some doubt about these figures, because we do not know if this table includes global statistics or if it simply affects a country or even some groups. The legend and the explanations of this graph being unavailable, we are not able to analyze these data correctly.