Minecraft reaches one billion views on YouTube.
It may not surprise you to know that Minecraft is quite popular. What may come as a shock, however, is that you have now accumulated more than one trillion views on YouTube.
According to a news article posted by YouTube, the video platform has confirmed that the videos related to the Mojang block sensation have been viewed more than a billion times.
Thanks to the game’s massive popularity, it took just 12 years for videos in Minecraft to hit this particularly brain-breaking viewing record.
To celebrate this momentous milestone, YouTube has created a special music video, containing a breakdown of Minecraft’s most prolific creators and YouTube moments.
Let’s be honest: a trillion is a pretty difficult number to parse. So to make that mind-boggling statistic more tangible, if each of those views were just one second long, they would add up to more than 30,000 years of viewing time.
If you ask us, being forced to watch Minecraft videos for 30,000 years is the very definition of hell.
Still, with over 200 million copies of the game sold, this is not a phenomenon showing signs of slowing down. In fact, YouTube claims that Minecraft will likely hit the 2 billion mark in even less time:
“As our data shows, it took about eight years for this community to generate 500 billion views, but only another two or more to double that number and reach one trillion,” YouTube says. “We can only guess what future heights they will reach, but just like with this milestone, it will be fun to watch it happen.”
While the base game contains to dominate the game charts, Microsoft is still investing in its spin-off: Minecraft: Dungeons with additional content.