Just 22 hours after its debut, the Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA 6) trailer went viral on YouTube, gaining an incredible 85 million views in that short amount of time. This not only breaks the previous record for the most views in a day set by a MrBeast video, but it also makes a unique contribution to the gaming community—music videos excluded. Notably, with 108 million views in just 24 hours, BTS’s “Butter” holds the top slot.
Since the release of GTA V in September 2013, more than ten years have passed, and anticipation for GTA 6 has been growing ever since. The enormous success of GTA V, which set a record for the biggest income in a single day at Guinness World Records, is evidence of the ardor that surrounds the brand.
Rockstar responded to the breach by tweeting to its followers, which received 1.1 million likes and 82 million views. The Grand Theft Auto trailer’s quick internet rise highlights the franchise’s enormous cultural influence as fans of the games anxiously anticipate the next installment in the saga.