It's been more than a decade since Minecraft's launch, and while most games wind down long before that, Mojang's sandbox is still relevant, even in the face of Fortnite's popularity. This year, it was the most watched game on YouTube, generating an astonishing 100.2 billion views.
YouTube's controversial 2019 Rewind video compresses the year into five minutes of clips from the year's most popular videos. It is really lazy, but not quite as bad as 2019 itself. It also showcased the five most viewed games, all of them in the tens of billions.
Roblox got 29.6 billion views, followed by mobile battle royale Garena Free Fire with 29.9 billion, GTA 5 with 36.9 billion and Fortnite with 60.9 billion. A surprising gap of 40 billion can be seen between Fortnite and Minecraft.
Battle royales, in particular Fortnite, as well as the stalwarts like Dota 2, CS:GO and League of Legends, may dominate Twitch, YouTube has always been Minecraft's home. It's not surprising that it's still going strong there, and the 100 billion figure testifies that.
Microsoft previously has stated that Minecraft has sold 176 million copies across all platforms, making it the best-selling game ever, depending on how one counts.
Minecraft is this year's most popular game on YouTube with over 100 billion views
Submitted 2 years ago by Sam_Pilon to General