YouTube has officially confirmed that Minecraft was the most viewed game of 2020, ahead of others such as Fortnite and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. YouTube confirmed the impressive exploit of Minecraft during a recent blog, claiming that it had reached 100 billion hours of viewing over 40 million active channels. This represents about 201 billion views in 2020, the triple second place of Roblox who attracted 75 billion views. Minecraft is available now for last generation consoles, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Mobile, PC and Via Xbox Game Pass ULTIMATE.
While Roblox has managed to attract 75 billion respectable views next to the 201 billion Minecraft views, some remarkable games have been mentioned in the recent YouTube blog. Garena Free Fire, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Fortnite have all been abandoned. The Royal Epic Games battle has apparently not reached 70 billion views throughout 2020, although the recent release of Season 5 Chapter 2 could increase these numbers for the last month of the year. Minecraft attracted 40% of the views of the top five games combined despite its release more than ten years ago.
Minecraft dominates the hours of viewing on demand, but the fans of the creative game might wonder how it comes with the number of live viewers. Minecraft also retains the first place for live broadcasts, Garena Free Fire being the second most looked and robox falling to fifth place. This hearing is also consistent with Twitch’s numbers, which shows that Minecraft remains relevant in all areas. It is rather a coincidence that the number of Minecraft viewers has increased in all areas, however, at about the same time when Pewdiepie returned to the game.
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