Thursday, May 14, 2015

Minecraft Superiority

Just in case you needed additional clarification that Minecraft is one of the world's most played video games, YouTube announced late Wednesday some interesting stats over their 10 year life-cycle. One being that Minecraft is the most viewed, most-streamed game in YouTube's history.

Yep. The block building game is still maintaining it's interest in kids and adults alike, and doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon.

So you don't have to stray too far, here's the Top 10 list of most viewed video games on YouTube:

1. Minecraft
 2. Grand Theft Auto
3. League of Legends
4. Call of Duty
6. Garry's Mod
7. The Sims
8. Five Nights at Freddy's
9. Puzzles and Dragon
10. Dota 2

I've done quite a bit of digging and I wasn't able to locate a press release from YouTube directly to confirm numbers and stats. Mostly I was looking to clarify details such a which GTA, CoD, FIFA, and Sims are they referring to? Their Press Room leads to their "trending" blog that focuses on the rise of Let's Play videos and features PewDiePie in particular. I'll keep digging for the details.

What we do know from the announcement is that there are over 42 million YouTube videos involving Minecraft on YouTube. It's also the second most searched term. Because of the massive numbers involved, it would be interested to see if this comparing to one GTA (GTA5 being the most internet savy), or all of them, as a number of people do stream the earlier games to Twitch for speed runs.

42 million videos can't be wrong.


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