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Minecraft tops YouTube's list of most watched games of 2020

Videos of Microsoft's game were watched 201 billion times this year; Roblox was second with 75 billion views

Minecraft dominated YouTube this year, according to an end-of-year stats dump from YouTube Gaming.

Microsoft's sandbox creation game topped the list of the top overall games watched, with videos of the game being watched more than twice as much as those of the next most watched game. Here's the list of the top five, along with how many views each game's videos received:

  1. Minecraft - 201 billion
  2. Roblox - 75 billion
  3. Garena Free Fire - 72 billion
  4. Grand Theft Auto V - 70 billion
  5. Fortnite - 67 billion

YouTube Gaming's list of the top five live games watched in 2020 was similar, with just one game that didn't appear on the overall top games list.

  • Minecraft
  • Garena Free Fire
  • Fortnite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • PUBG Mobile

As for the platform itself, YouTube Gaming has more than 40 million active gaming channels, and served up more than 100 billion hours of gaming content this year.

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