The Real Minecraft Realm Is YouTube
WriterBy Steve Higgins
April 18, 2016 9:11 PM ‐ YouTube
If you haven't heard of Minecraft you must have been hiding under a pixelate, stone block for the last five years because not only is the creative, block building game a phenomenon in its own right but it's also slowly taking over YouTube.
Minecraft was created by Mojang in 2011 and since its release has become the third biggest selling game of all time, notching up total of 33 million sales to date, beaten only by Wii Sports and Tetris.
Chad Gutstein, the CEO at YouTube network Machinima, recently revealed that "Minecraft comprises more than 10% of YouTube’s daily viewing" and that fan-made videos were between 31-47 billion views a month.
Minecraft is currently the second most searched for thing on YouTube and fan-made content relating to Minecraft is currently around three time more popular in terms of monthly views that any other game title including Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty which both receive around 10 billion monthly views each.
The power of Minecraft is clearly in the fan created content, Mojang's official YouTube channel only amassed around 6% of the total number of monthly, the bulk of the views going to fan-made content from the likes of YouTube gaming giants StampyCat and CaptainSparklez.
Chad said "Not only nine-year-old girls, but grown adults who attend international Minecraft conventions, and the parents of autistic children, who set up their own Minecraft server just so their kids are able to have somewhere safe to express their creativity, with genuinely staggering results."
Minecraft's relationship with YouTude shows no signs of slowing, even on a random day last week, six years after it's original alpha release, nearly 7,000 people bought Minecraft.
"Whether it’s learning the principles of farming, or getting to grips with economics by trading resources with villagers, or programming logic gates by setting doors to open when a certain combination of buttons are pressed, there’s more to Minecraft than hacking at zombies… If there’s ever been a more worthwhile purpose to a computer game, I’ve never come across it."
Best Paranormal Channels On YouTube 2019
August 12, 2019 6:00 AM
Blair Witch: Will This Be The Most Terrifying Game Ever?
August 06, 2019 6:00 AM
Fortnite Meets Stranger Things – 250 Million Gamers Set For Hawkins Visitation
July 07, 2019 8:00 AM
New Game Gives You The Chance To Hunt Ghosts
June 13, 2019 6:00 AM
Blair Witch Game: Are Your Brave Enough To Go Into The Woods Alone?
June 11, 2019 6:00 AM
What Are Most Haunted Up To Now?
May 20, 2019 6:00 AM
Summon A Pokémon In The Real World With A Potion
December 31, 2018 6:00 AM
YouTubers Bring Shame On Paranormal Community With Human Bone Hoax
December 20, 2018 6:00 AM
Live Halloween 2018 Special From The "Hell House"
October 26, 2018 6:00 PM
YouTuber Alfie Deyes Visits UK's Most Haunted Prisons
August 05, 2018 6:00 AM
Spawn A Minecraft Zombie In Real Life With A Potion
June 28, 2018 6:00 AM
Skin Virus In Minecraft
June 25, 2018 1:00 AM
You May Also Like