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Minecraft Announced As Most Streamed Video Game in YouTube History

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Minecraft Tops YouTube's Top 10 Most Streamed Video Games List

YouTube announces that Minecraft videos have been watched more than any other game in the site’s 10 year history

Everywhere it goes whether it’s consoles, PC, or mobile platforms Minecraft is an unstoppable force still commanding huge revenue numbers years after its original release. The pixelated block builder has raked in countless awards and topped an unbelievable number of lists. The unassuming title simply keeps growing and pushing the limits of our imagination by allowing people to unleash their craziest ideas. Ideas they often like to share on social media with gifs and especially with videos, which has landed the block builder on the top of yet another list.

Today YouTube put out a list of the top 10 most streamed video games and unsurprisingly Minecraft was sitting proudly on top of the heap. The list is a celebration of YouTube’s 10th anniversary focused on the most popular games since the site started in 2005. According to YouTube’s Global Head of Gaming Content Ryan Wyatt “there are over 42 million Minecraft videos on YouTube today” Going on to say that “It’s crazy because `Minecraft’ is also the second most searched term on YouTube. It’s a testament to (Developer) Mojang understanding the marketing capacity and power of our content creators.”

It was that same understanding marketing capacity that caught the attention of Microsoft who bought Minecraft from creator Markus “Notch” Persson for $2.5 billion last year. Also making it among the most, if not the most, financially successful game in history five years after its original release. Its popularity only seems to grow with every platform and site that it comes to dominate, including the live game streaming service Twitch. There, Minecraft enjoys a regular spot among the top streamed games helping streamers to cash in on a little bit of that brick building power.

The other games on YouTube’s top 1o most streamed games list oddly enough have some of the same open world creative possibilities as Minecraft including Grand Theft Auto from Rockstar Games. Few of the games on YouTube’s list will come as a surprise to gamers, all of them are among the most popular and powerful titles in the industry:

1. Minecraft

2. Grand Theft Auto

3. League of Legends

4. Call of Duty

5. FIFA

6. Garry’s Mod

7. The Sims

8. Five Nights at Freddy’s

9. Puzzles & Dragon

10. Dota 2

Just like most other people are here, Ryan is very passionate about gaming and technology. When he's not writing about video games, you'll likely find him talking about the latest gadgets.

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Want Diablo 4 immortality? Hardcore Level 100 Before Most Others

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Honoring the dying.

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Layers of Fear PS5, PS4 Trophy List Promises a Spooky Platinum

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With a Silver Trophy like “a new way” requiring players to “live through the third conversation” (and a few of Bronzes for surviving the previous two) and another called “face your fears” appearing when you “see your enemy and fail”, we might chase this one with the lights on.

Do you like Layers of Fear’s whole trophy list? Do you want the Plat?

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One of Sony’s Most Viewed PS Showcases

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The PlayStation Showcase, which divided fans and prompted our full-throated Reaction, was a ratings winner. Gamesight’s number crunchers found that PlayStation fans were drawn in by the appeal alone, even though many of the titles we wanted to see didn’t show up.

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