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2023-12-06 9:38 AM

GTA 6 Trailer Breaks YouTube Records, Sparks Frenzy in Gaming World

  • Record-Breaking Trailer: GTA 6 trailer racks up a whopping 85 million YouTube views in just 22 hours, smashing records.
  • Decade-Long Anticipation: The buzz for GTA 6 intensifies after a 10-year wait since the last installment in 2013.
  • Strategic Release Amid Leak: Rockstar Games releases the trailer early after a leak on Twitter, surpassing MrBeast's YouTube record.
By Lethabo Ntsoane

In a whirlwind of anticipation and excitement, the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) has taken the internet by storm, breaking records and surpassing expectations. Released just 22 hours ago, the trailer has already amassed a staggering 85 million views on YouTube, surpassing the previous record held by a MrBeast video.

A Decade in the Making

The buzz surrounding GTA 6 has been building for a decade, with the last installment, Grand Theft Auto V, hitting the shelves over 10 years ago in September 2013. The Guinness World Records recognized its monumental success, as it became the second-best-selling video game of all time, trailing only behind Minecraft.

Trailer Leak Sparks Early Release

Rockstar Games, the publisher of the GTA franchise, initially planned to unveil the trailer on a Tuesday morning. However, an unexpected twist occurred as the trailer was leaked on X (Twitter) a day before the scheduled release. In response to the leak, Rockstar Games made the strategic decision to release the trailer immediately, urging fans to watch the official version on YouTube while concurrently getting the leaked version taken down.

“Our trailer has leaked, so please watch the real thing on YouTube,” Rockstar announced on X. The post garnered 1.1 million likes and an astonishing 82 million views.

YouTube Records Tumble

Excluding music videos, the trailer for GTA 6 has not only broken records but has also dethroned MrBeast’s previous record for the most YouTube views in 24 hours. MrBeast’s August video, featuring contestants from “every country” in the world, garnered 59.4 million views in its first day. The GTA 6 trailer, in contrast, skyrocketed to an impressive 85 million views within the same timeframe.

VideoViews in 24 Hours
GTA 6 Trailer85 million
MrBeast’s August Video59.4 million

A Glimpse into 2025

The highly-anticipated GTA 6 is set to be released in 2025, promising a new era of virtual mayhem and excitement. The trailer offers a tantalizing glimpse into what fans can expect from the latest addition to the Grand Theft Auto universe.

Will GTA 6 Dethrone BTS?

While the trailer’s views are already astronomical, it remains to be seen if it can surpass the current record held by the K-Pop sensation BTS. The music video for “Butter” holds the title for the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, with an impressive 108 million views.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on whether GTA 6 manages to dethrone the BTS boys from their butter-sculpted throne. In the meantime, here’s the trailer that has sent the gaming community into a frenzy.

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Lethabo Ntsoane

Lethabo Ntsoane holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa. He is a Financial Product commentator at Rateweb. He is an expect financial product analyst with years of experience in reviewing products and offering commentary. Lethabo majors in financial news, reviews and financial tips. He can be contacted: Email: lethabo@rateweb.co.za Twitter: @NtsoaneLethabo