The first look at the next installment in the hit Grand Theft Auto video game series surpassed 100 million views on YouTube in just 30 hours, making it the most viewed non-music video in 24 hours on the platform.
However, the video did not surpass the ultimate YouTube record for the number of views in 24 hours, which is still held by the South Korean pop group BTS, which managed to collect more than 108 million views for the Butter video clip.
The trailer was also released online on Monday by its publisher Rockstar Games and looks at the second best video game in history.
The studio had planned to release it on Tuesday, but decided to put it online early due to a leak.
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Such was the excitement that the trailer received more than 60 million views on YouTube within 12 hours, breaking a record set by American YouTuber MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson.
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MrBeast is the YouTuber with the most followers on the platform.
“GTA VI just broke our record for most viewed video on YouTube in 24 hours,” he responded to X.
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A woman in charge
Highlight of the video: the introduction of the character of Lucia, recently released from prison, in an environment similar to Miami. She is the series’ first playable female character, who has been criticized for decades for her portrayal of women, minorities and LGBTQ+ people.
Set to Tom Petty’s “Love is a Long Road,” the video contains everything people around the world love – or hate – about GTA: high-speed car chases, scantily clad women and lots of winks. Pay attention to social media culture.
Fans praised the action snippets – the video on YouTube received 9 million likes – but many commented on the 12-year gap between the fifth and sixth games.
“At this rate I have about three GTAs left in my life,” one of The Slow Mo Guys YouTubers commented on the trailer.