Stats reveal that YouTube viewers spend more time on gaming content than anything else.
If the tens of millions of users for Minecraft across a variety of platforms – including PS Vita, PS4 and Xbox One – didn’t clue you into its popularity, then recent YouTube search data from Google should provide more clues. According to the company, Minecraft ranks as the second most popular search term on YouTube. Yes, that’s second most overall only behind “Music”.
When you consider the number of Minecraft Let’s Players on YouTube including Achievement Hunter and PewDiePie (who is rated as the eighth most search term on YouTube), it’s really not that surprising. Still, it speaks to the overall popularity of gaming as well.
In fact, it seems that gaming content has more consistent viewers who spend the most time as compared to other classifications. YouTube released a graphic on the same for October 2014’s top trending content and gaming videos were on top for 23 of 31 days.
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