The dystopian collection, wherein contestants who’re deeply in want of cash play lethal youngsters’s video games to win money prizes, has been seen by 111 million accounts since debuting on Netflix September 17.
The collection is No. 1 on Netflix’s Prime 10 lists in 94 nations all over the world. It is the platform’s first-ever Korean collection to succeed in No. 1 in america.
The numbers converse to the sheer dimension of “Squid Video games'” reputation and the velocity at which it took off. However Netflix’s — and all streaming providers’ — scores knowledge comes with some vital caveats.
No matter Netflix’s usually opaque accounting of its exhibits’ reputation, the vital context is that the streaming big’s competitors is rising fiercer by the day, and “Squid Recreation” exhibits Netflix stays on prime for a motive.
For buyers, so long as Netflix retains including subscribers, Wall Road will probably proceed to be glad. “Squid Recreation” has hit the zeitgeist in a big manner, and buzz is the very best means to draw new subscribers and hold present ones glad. The collection has additionally earned nice opinions, garnering a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Like many prime streaming collection, “Squid Recreation” has grow to be a popular culture phenomenon. The collection has generated memes and even Halloween costume concepts.
“After we first began investing in Korean collection and movies in 2015, we knew we wished to make world-class tales for the core Ok-content followers throughout Asia and the world,” stated Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s vice chairman of content material for Asia Pacific, excluding India. “Right this moment, Squid Recreation has damaged by way of past our wildest desires.”
“‘Squid Recreation’ gave [Netflix] extra confidence that our world technique goes in direction of the appropriate path,” Kim instructed CNN.