As part of their year in review — appropriately titled “Rewind” — YouTube has revealed the most watched videos in a variety of categories. And while we love us some cat videos and twerking how-to clips, we’re sticking with the gaming-related ones.
The list itself is comprised of the 10 highest trending gaming videos on the site. That means not just trailers or gameplay footage, but Let’s Play videos as well. In other words, take the full list with a grain of salt.
With that being said, it should come as no surprise that the PS4 reveal trailer was the number 1 trending video on YouTube. Sony‘s reveal was one of the biggest events of the year, and was the first sign that the next-gen was indeed coming in 2013. The video finished with over 31 million views on the year.
Not far behind the biggest (arguably) console reveal of the year was one of the biggest games of the year: Grand Theft Auto 5. The first official gameplay video for Rockstar Games‘ latest set the internet ablaze when it first dropped, not just because it was the first time we had seen the sequel in action, but because it teased Grand Theft Auto Online. Unfortunately, as we now know, GTA Online wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
Other notable entries on the top 10 include the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, the 17-minute ‘Fishing in Baku’ trailer for Battlefield 4, and two videos centered on the hugely popular MOBA League of Legends. Also, some guy named PewDiePie had two videos chart on the list — not bad for the most subscribed channel on YouTube.
Check out the full list (with links) below:
- PlayStation 4 Trailer
- Grand Theft Auto 5 Official Gameplay Reveal
- Mad Father (6) – PewDiePie
- League of Legends Cinematic: A Twist of Fate
- Call of Duty: Ghosts Reveal Trailer
- League of Legend Music: Get Jinxed
- Battlefield 4: Official 17 Minutes “Fishing in Baku” Gameplay Reveal
- Funny Gaming Montage – PewDiePie
- Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video
- Minecraft Mini-Game: Cops N Robbers!
As we look back at the year that was 2013, it’s hard to deny that it wasn’t a big one for video games. There were several high profile release peppered throughout the year, sure, but the launches of the Xbox One and PS4 took things to another level.
More importantly, things will only get more exciting next year as new and existing franchises begin to pop up, only with a glossy, next-gen sheen. We’re sure many of those bigger game reveals (Uncharted 4, HD Legend of Zelda) will end up on next year’s list.
What was your favorite YouTube video from the last year? What was your favorite game trailer?