Minecraft has hit a major milestone on YouTube as it manages to reach over one trillion views. This makes it easily one of the most-watched games on the platform.
First appearing on YouTube in 2009, Minecraft quickly became a fan favorite game due to its creative freedom and modding ability. Within its first year on YouTube, it managed to reach one billion views, and that momentum clearly hasn't stopped. With over a trillion views on the platform, if each of those views were only a second long, that would add up to over 30,000 years. There's been a wide variety of content over the years, such as basic survival Let's Plays and creative mode creations, fan animations and music videos, and more specialized challenges like surviving 100 days in creator-made challenges and "Minecraft But," where creators show their skill, ingenuity, and creativity at manipulating the game.
To celebrate this milestone, YouTube has set up a special page featuring a selection of community stories about the world's favorite voxel game. These stories include:
- A deep dive into the data and history behind those one trillion views.
- A look at Minecraft's global popularity.
- A celebration of culture and identity in Minecraft
- A look at the early female Minecraft pioneers.
- An exploration of the cozier side of the game, including cottagecore, ASMR, and guided walking tours.
- Jamin Warren, co-founder and chief executive of Kill Screen, talking about the future of Minecraft on YouTube.
- An interview with Derivakat, a popular musician whose works focus on the Dream SMP.
- An introduction into the Dream SMP, an epic narrative playing out on a Minecraft server.
What are some of your favorite Minecraft YouTube memories? Let us know in the comments below!