Rockstar has made sure to stay in the limelight for reasons more than one ever since it launched the much-anticipated trailer of GTA 6. Although the trailer saw a bumpy launch, not going as planned, however, it seems to be going on the right path nonetheless.
Breaking its year-long silence, Rockstar finally announced a reveal window for their upcoming project. A few weeks later they announced the exact date and time for the reveal so that fans could mark their calendars. However, when the scheduled day arrived, the trailer leaked a few hours prior. Following the leak, Rockstar decided to officially launch the video early urging fans to watch the “real thing.”
Despite the leak, there was no stopping the GTA 6 trailer from creating history and breaking records. It’s been just over 24 hours since the trailer was revealed and it seems to be on a serious record-breaking spree.
GTA 6 trailer becomes the most watched game trailer
Unsurprisingly, the GTA 6 trailer has managed to become the highest-viewed game trailer of all time within just 24 hours. Currently, the game trailer has surpassed 101 million views on YouTube, breaking the record long ago.
Guinness World Records officially announced on their X handle, that GTA 6 had become the most viewed game trailer within 24 hours. “it’s not even been 24 hours yet, but we can confirm that the GTA VI trailer is already the most viewed videogame reveal on YouTube in 24 hours…” they wrote. (sic)
it’s not even been 24 hours yet, but we can confirm that the GTA VI trailer is already the most viewed videogame reveal on YouTube in 24 hours…
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) December 5, 2023
The Guinness World Record official website states that the record for the Most viewed videogame reveal on YouTube in 24 hours was held by EA’s Battlefield. The “Battlefield 1 Official Reveal Trailer” was uploaded on Battlefield’s official YouTube channel on May 6, 2015, and clocked on 9.4 million views within its first full day of publication. Currently, the Battlefield has 71 million views in over seven years.
Talking of the most watched game trailer, currently, the “Subway Surfers Trailer Google Play” video uploaded by Kiloo Games is the most watched game trailer with a massive 361 million views. However, it is to be noted that the video has garnered a massive number of views in its entire lifespan of 11 years since first published on September 18, 2012.
Other records broken by the GTA 6 trailer
Reportedly the first record broken by the GTA 6 trailer was becoming the most-liked trailer posted to YouTube. The record was previously held by the Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer which had 4.1 million likes in over 6 years. GTA 6 trailer managed to crush this within just a few hours. Currently, the trailer has 9.1 million likes in a little over 24 hours.
Next, it became the most-watched non-music video in 24 hours. It broke MrBeast’s record within less than 13 hours.
Besides, apart from the trailer itself, it also helped Rockstar Games’ YouTube channel gain over 2 million subscribers in the past one day. Before the trailer was launched the channel had around 7.5 million subscribers, which has now inflated to 9.6 million subscribers.