Briefly: Minecraft holds a variety of data, together with being the best-selling online game of all time with over 200 million gross sales. It’s now reached one other milestone that sounds much more unbelievable: YouTube movies concerning the blocky sandbox title have handed a cumulative complete of 1 trillion views, making it the most-watched recreation on the platform.
In YouTube’s in depth breakdown of Minecraft’s 12-year YouTube historical past, it notes that even when each a type of trillion views had been only a single second lengthy, they might add as much as 30,000 years. Minecraft additionally boasts 35,000 energetic creator channels primarily based in 150 totally different nations.
“If every view had been a Minecraft block 12 inches sq., you could possibly construct a stack that reached from the Earth to the solar and again – with about seven million miles to spare. That’s how massive one trillion views is,” Google explains.
All these movies cowl a variety of Minecraft-related shenanigans, from normal gameplay vids to animations, role-playing, survival goals, speedruns, and extra. The most well-liked class in 2021 was ‘Minecraft, However…,’ which is described as movies that reveal the creators’ ingenuity and creativity at each enjoying and manipulating the sport. They’ve over 5 billion views, carefully adopted by animations with 4.9 billion.
Whereas it has taken simply over a decade for Minecraft movies’ views to hit the trillion mark, we are able to anticipate them to achieve two trillion lots sooner. “As our information reveals, it took round eight years for this neighborhood to generate 500 billion views, however solely one other two or so to double that and hit one trillion,” YouTube writes.
Minecraft has seen a number of spinoffs all through its lifetime. There was Minecraft: Story Mode that was delisted when creator Telltale closed; the Pokémon Go-Type Minecraft Earth, which shut final June as a result of pandemic; and the extra profitable Minecraft Dungeons, a dungeon crawler that has attracted over 10 million gamers.
Mojang Studios, which Microsoft acquired for $2.5 billion when it was simply Mojang again in 2014, is alleged to be engaged on two all-new initiatives set within the Minecraft universe. There’s additionally Minecraft: The Film, a live-action Swedish-American movie primarily based on the sport, to (probably) sit up for.