Minecraft becomes the first to log one trillion views on YouTube

A little over a decade after it first became available to the public, Minecraft becomes the first game to generate more than a trillion views on YouTube.


At this point, Minecraft is synonymous with gaming. The sandbox survival game is popular amongst all ages, with kids who haven't even gotten out of kindergarten already playing it. This would explain why Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time with 238 million units sold - and counting!

More than a decade and one trillion views later and Minecraft is still growing.

Now, Mojang and YouTube have announced that Minecraft has made history once again. Minecraft has now become the first video game to accumulate more than one trillion combined views.

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Minecraft crosses yet another milestone

At Minecraft Live 2021, Mojang Studios revealed that Minecraft is still growing more than a decade since it first went public. At the same time, Mojang shared that after becoming the most-watched topic on YouTube in 2021, Minecraft is now officially the first (and only) game to have accumulated more than one trillion views just as the year ends.

With several thousand established creators across 150 countries making Minecraft content for all demographics, Minecraft's size and scope were no secret. Still, it's amazing to think that Minecraft has accumulated one trillion views.

To give you an idea of just how absurd that is, a billion views is a million multiplied by a thousand. Meanwhile, a trillion is a billion multiplied by another thousand, or a million multiplied by another million.

Naturally, Mojang and Youtube are celebrating this milestone by doing the following:

  • YouTube will re-design its homepage to pay homage to Minecraft and its creators for 24 hours.
  • A curated playlist of all the fan-favorite Minecraft videos on YouTube, as well as the most-watched videos and the most popular streamers.
  • The official YouTube Culture & Trends website will have a dedicated Minecraft landing page.
  • Minecraft players can head on over to the Marketplace to redeem the YouTube Creator Skin pack, which includes skins and items inspired by the biggest Minecraft content creators on YouTube.
The only thing that's arguably missing now is for Minecraft to be available on Steam and other digital distribution platforms.

It's amazing just how big Minecraft has become. With hundreds of billions of views in 2020 alone (and quite possibly just as much in 2021), we wouldn't be surprised if Minecraft only continues to get bigger. Who knows? A few years from now and Minecraft could become the first game to cross one trillion accumulated views in a year.

In other Minecraft-related news, Minecraft Dungeons is already on Steam. We ranked it as one of our top couch co-op games of 2021 and one of the more underrated games from last year as well. Although it's not quite like Minecraft, it's a great spin-off that might get you into playing the main game if you haven't played it yet.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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