Over the last two years, Minecraft has faced competition for the title of ‘largest game in the world,’ from Roblox to Fortnite. But, when it comes to the title of ‘largest game on YouTube,’ it appears that Minecraft is unstoppable. The block-building game has surpassed a trillion views on YouTube, making it the first game in the platform’s history to do so.
The numbers themselves are neat and all, but the fun bit is the special stat site YouTube put together to commemorate the milestone (and enjoy a little co-marketing with Microsoft, of course). Minecraft has actually gotten exponentially bigger over the years, and the graphs balloon after about 2020.
Minecraft reached 500 billion views late in 2018. By the start of 2019, it had reached 554.3 billion. So the other half of those trillion views have come in within just a fraction of Minecraft’s overall lifespan. If Minecraft’s life ever runs out, it certainly seems like it won’t be any time soon.
Mojang has created a special video commemorating Minecraft’s history on YouTube, filled with easter eggs referencing particularly notable videos.