Minecraft is the best selling game in the world, with almost 250 million copies sold. Despite this huge figure, it pales in comparison to the number of video views that Minecraft has collectively amassed over the years. As announced by YouTube, Minecraft has now surpassed 1 Trillion video views on YouTube.
Making the announcement, YouTube revealed that “This year, Minecraft YouTube passed a nearly unimaginable milestone: Videos related to the game have been viewed more than one trillion times.”
Adding context to just how big of a number 1 Trillion is, the platform holder said “If each of those one trillion views were just one second long, that would add up to over 30,000 years. If each view were a Minecraft block 12 inches square, you could build a stack that reached from the Earth to the sun and back — with about seven million miles to spare. That’s how big one trillion views is.”
Alongside this, YouTube released a website showing off the various Minecraft trends on YouTube – from the most watched type of Minecraft content and game modes currently, to the top 50 videos and content creators from each year since 2010.
YouTube concluded by saying “As our data shows, it took around eight years for this community to generate 500 billion views, but only another two or so to double that and hit one trillion. What future heights they hit we can only guess at, but as with this milestone, it will be fun to watch it happen.”
Minecraft is a video game juggernaut that keeps finding its way to the top of the YouTube trends despite being more than a decade old. This shows not only the care and effort put into the game by Mojang, but also the hundreds of millions of fans across the world consuming and creating content.
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