Trending games on YouTube can be a real indication of success or failure for a game. The power of the platform is impossible to overstate, and for things that aren't Call of Duty and the like, it can mean success or not.
Well, according to Kotaku, Until Dawn won the month of August as the most trending game on the platform, which is quite an achievement considering it came out just a few days shy of the end of the month. This list is calculated by the amount of videos uploaded as well as the general watch time. The entire top 10 is as follows:
1. Until Dawn
2. Call of Duty Black Ops III
3. Madden NFL 16
4. Pac-Man 256
6. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
7. Super Mario Maker
8. Gears of War
10. World of Warcraft
This is great news for Until Dawn. I hope it sold well off the back of this. It deserves it.
Having said that, I do fear, so many people watching it, could be detrimental to the game as it is so story focused. Although, I suspect it was mostly watched by people who didn't have a PS4, money or were way too young to be watching it anyways.