YouTube has revealed that all Minecraft videos on the platform have collectively passed one trillion views. In addition to the big announcement, YouTube also offered a detailed website showing the most popular Minecraft YouTubers across each year since the game’s release over a decade ago.
YouTube gathered 12 years of daily upload and view data from thousands of Minecraft channels and content creators, taking into account all views contributed towards the videos. YouTube also revealed that if each view was just one second long, it would take 30,000 years of viewing time, which is truly impressive to consider just how much Minecraft content currently resides on the platform.
YouTube said in their statement:
“As our data shows, it took around eight years for this community to generate 500 billion views, but only another two or so to double that and hit one trillion. What future heights they hit we can only guess at, but as with this milestone, it will be fun to watch it happen.”
The most interesting part of that statement is the fact that Minecraft views basically doubled in the span of two years, going from half a trillion to over a trillion views in just two years. The platform expects views to continue to skyrocket as Minecraft remains one of the most popular video games in the world, and also the best-selling video game of all time just behind Tetris (and its numerous renditions of it). To date, Minecraft has sold over 200 million copies across multiple generations of platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo and mobile.
Minecraft developer Mojang Studios are reportedly working on “at least two all-new projects” set within the Minecraft universe. According to sources, these projects are new so they’re not related to the original Minecraft or its dungeon crawler, Minecraft Dungeons.