Interest in Mario got a huge bump recently on Youtube, thanks to the fan-made Super Mario 64 HD project. Since the project released, a ton of videos have been uploaded showing gameplay from it. Because of this, Super Mario has jumped up to #8 out of 20 games in Newzoo’s and Octoly’s top 20 most popular games on Youtube list.
Out of all the views listed, 97.6% of the views were done on fan-made videos. The down side of this is that, due to Nintendo’s current Youtube policies, a Nintendo IP may never be back in this list. Who knows though? Either way, if you’re interested in seeing these videos, you may want to watch them before they’re all gone. As for the chart, it’s behind the jump.