YouTube has released its most watched video games list for the year of 2019 and, to nobody’s surprise, Minecraft and Fortnite dominate the top spots.
Minecraft took home the #1 spot with over 100 billion total views while Fortnite came in second with 60.9 billion views. Rockstar’s highly popular Grand Theft Auto came in third with 36.9 billion views.
You can see the full list of YouTube’s Most Watched Games of 2019 for yourself below.
- Grand Theft Auto
- Garena Free Fire
- PUBG Mobile
- League of Legends
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- Brawl Stars
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
It’s absolutely no surprise that Minecraft tops the list, given that it is the single best-selling video game of all time.
The game has also gone from strength to strength in 2019, with major updates including character creation being revealed, Minecraft coming to Xbox Game Pass, and a Vatican priest creating a non-toxic Minecraft server to encourage peaceful play.
2019 also saw the game’s 10th birthday, the release of Microsoft’s first mobile AR game, Minecraft Earth, as its Early Access mode launched in 10 different countries – with potentially more to come, seeing as the year isn’t quite over yet! – and the return of Minecraft Classic to browsers everywhere.
That’s not to say the game didn’t experience some lows, though. Minecraft: Story Mode wound up being delisted from practically every single storefront in the wake of Telltale Games’ closure. Rest in peace, Telltale.
To end on a happy note, though, we have to say that Minecraft’s future looks brighter than ever. Registration for the closed beta of the upcoming Minecraft Dungeons is open, Minecraft Earth is rolling out across the, well, Earth, and Minecraft will have plenty of content updates for years to come.
We’ve got to give Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto their due, too. Both games are great fun to play and great fun to watch as long as you’re playing with and watching the right people.
Can Minecraft retain its top spot as the most watched game on YouTube in 2020? We’ll just have to wait a year and see.