Grand Theft Auto 6 Smashes YouTube Records: A New Milestone in Gaming History

Showcasing incredible anticipation and fan frenzy, Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) recently shattered YouTube records, cementing its place as the most-watched new game trailer on the platform.

GTA 6’s first look trailer has amassed 142 million views since its surprise release on December 5. This incredible achievement not only solidifies the game’s status as a cultural phenomenon, but also positions it as a pioneer in the competition. What’s even more remarkable is that creators and gamers have collectively contributed more than 250 million views on YouTube through GTA 6-related content.

YouTube has witnessed an unprecedented surge in activity, with the GTA 6 trailer reaching an impressive 93 million views within the first 24 hours of its release.

Leo Olebe, the global head of YouTube Gaming, expressed his enthusiasm regarding the groundbreaking success of GTA 6 on the platform. He stated, “The Grand Theft Auto series has been at the epicentre of entertainment for decades, and we expect the YouTube community and its creators to reach new heights for years to come with Grand Theft Auto 6.” Olebe emphasized that setting a new all-time record for views is a clear testament to the cultural impact that the Grand Theft Auto series continues to wield.

The much-anticipated GTA 6 trailer didn’t follow the conventional release schedule, making its debut earlier than planned due to a leak on social media. Rockstar, the game’s developer, also took the opportunity to announce that GTA 6 is slated to launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S in 2025, further heightening the excitement among fans.

Grand Theft Auto 6’s monumental success on YouTube underscores its unrivaled influence in the gaming world. As the most-viewed new game trailer in YouTube history, GTA 6 has not only broken records but has also set the stage for what promises to be a groundbreaking chapter in the legacy of the Grand Theft Auto series. The cultural impact and fan enthusiasm surrounding GTA 6 are indicative of its potential to shape the gaming landscape for years to come.

Written by Sophie Blake


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