Even as one of the most popular games worldwide, Fortnite: Battle Royale does not hold the number one spot on YouTube.
According to The Verge, Minecraft, a game released in 2009, is still at the top of the video sharing platform after multiple years of dominance.
While Fortnite may be one of the most well-recognized games between a variety of age groups following an incredible run over the course of 2017 and 2018, it still has competitors.
Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt, the global director of YouTube Gaming and partnerships, mentioned how Minecraft still has a hold on the top spot globally, regardless of Fortnite’s recent surge.
“Fortnite has certainly been a massive contributor to the growth on gaming [but] Minecraft is still our biggest game globally […] Fortnite has not taken off in every single market.”
He continues to describe that many view Fortnite through a ‘Westernized’ lens, and that other regions play a major role in YouTube popularity.
“It’s a very Westernized look when you look at just the Fortnite lens, of how big Fortnite has been […] But when you start to look at these other countries and regions, we’re actually seeing explosive growth from the mobile gaming category that’s pretty underrepresented in the West.””
A staggering 75 million monthly players were reported in January of 2018 for Minecraft, which helps solidify its spot at the top of the YouTube Gaming totem pole – for now.
SOURCE: The Verge