If you were trying to measure the fanbases of popular properties by the amount of fervor fans have for them, how would you go about it? eBay thinks they have the tools to make such a judgment in the form of their sales statistics. They took the occasion of SDCC 2016 to publish their findings in a couple of graphs….
eBay says Star Wars items were the biggest sellers by far, moving nearly 600,000 dollars. Batman came in second with $216,671, followed by Transformers, Pokemon and Star Trek. The most popular dedicated video game property was Zelda, coming in at #8. Naruto is still hanging in there at #11.
Then eBay attempted to predict which IPs would be the most popular at this year’s Comic-Con by how many buyers have been attracted by those brands in the last twelve months. The results aren’t thoroughly scientific, especially since we already know they messed up by putting Pokemon down on the third row.
eBay admits this graph might have to be revised. “Since the recent launch of Pokémon Go, one Pokémon-related item is selling every 12 seconds around the world on eBay. This is a 57 percent increase from its average selling rate over the past ten years,” they said.