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Minecraft is the most popular game on YouTube

by Eric Frederiksen | February 11, 2015February 11, 2015 4:30 pm PDT

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Gaming videos are huge on YouTube, and Minecraft makes up a big chunk of that.

Market research firm Newzoo and brand management company Octoly took a look at the presence of gaming videos on Google’s video service and came back with some interesting numbers.

If you total up the number of views on the top 20 videos through January 2015, gaming videos make up 96.6 percent of those views (leaving only 3.4 percent for cat videos). Of that, 41 percent of the views were on Minecraft videos. 2.4 billion views landed on Minecraft videos, while about a third of that – 790 million – were for Grand Theft Auto. EA’s popular FIFA game takes the third spot with 368 million.

Nearly six years after its release, Minecraft is still a juggernaut with no signs of slowing down. It bought its creator a $70 million house, and it seems likely that it’s making YouTube and a bunch of video game channels a fair share as well.

Be sure to check out the TechnoBuffalo Minecraft server at!



Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...