- Grand Theft Auto 6’s official reveal trailer has quickly become one of the most viewed game trailers on YouTube, surpassing trailers of other highly anticipated games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Elden Ring.
- Despite the hype surrounding GTA 6, the number one spot for the most viewed game trailer on YouTube is still held by Subway Surfers, a mobile game that launched in 2012.
- GTA 6’s trailer has already amassed an impressive number of views in just a month and a half, giving it a good chance of surpassing Subway Surfers and becoming the most viewed video game trailer of all time.
As Grand Theft Auto 6‘s official reveal trailer moves up the charts of the most viewed game trailers on YouTube, an unsuspecting mobile hit still claims the number one spot. Having dropped early last month, the long awaited first trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 lit up the internet and finally gave fans of the franchise a glimpse at the breathtaking world of modern Vice City and its surrounding areas.
Over a decade after its ever-popular predecessor, GTA 5, Grand Theft Auto 6‘s in-engine trailer impressed with its visuals as it introduced both of its protagonists, Lucia and Jason. Previously rumored to be brother and sister, the trailer all but confirmed that they may in fact be a couple. The 90-second teaser quickly blew up on YouTube, swiftly surpassing the trailers of Rockstar’s past masterpieces such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5. Even trailers of other hugely anticipated juggernauts of the past several years, like CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 and FromSoftware’s 2022 mega hit Elden Ring were left in the dust.
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Now, Grand Theft Auto 6′s trailer has surpassed that of another super popular franchise on YouTube: Minecraft. With a whopping 168 million views, the trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 has become the second most viewed video game trailer of all time behind the trailer for Subway Surfers. A mobile game, Subway Surfers is an endless runner which launched over a decade ago in 2012, following in the footsteps of the massive mobile success that was Temple Run the year prior. Since then, Subway Surfers has managed to maintain relevancy across mobile storefronts, and its trailer has earned a whopping 361 million views on YouTube.
It’s astonishing that Grand Theft Auto 6‘s trailer has been able to rack up nearly half of Subway Surfers‘ decade-old trailer views in just a month and a half. Considering GTA 6‘s 2025 release window, the trailer still has about over a year until the game is supposed to launch. In that time, it’s not hard to imagine the trailer snagging Subway Surfers’ number one spot. Especially taking into account the story, gameplay, and launch trailers that are likely planned for Grand Theft Auto 6 leading up to its 2025 release, it seems probable that one of these videos is destined to rise to the top of the YouTube charts.
Since it’s only been a month and a half since Grand Theft Auto 6‘s trailer, it may be some time before fans can expect to see the next one, though it’s more than likely to come sometime later this year. Since Rockstar historically tends to do its own thing with regard to dropping trailers, it wouldn’t be wise to expect the next trailer at Summer Game Fest, Gamescom, or The Game Awards.
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