YouTube to track ‘top trending’ games starting right now

There are a ton and a half of video games on YouTube, and starting this month the media mega-site will be tracking them all, and releasing one list to rule them all each and every month.

Both “watch time and uploads” are a part of just how YouTube plans on tracking individual video games and the user videos that result from them. When combined, those two categories should give fans a pretty solid idea of just what’s trending on the ‘Tube and where their favorite games sit.

As you can see too, from the info-graphic below, we’re not just talking consoles and PC here. Mobile games are very much a part of this new initiative, with Boom Beach sitting right there are number 10.

It’s kind of a strange list. Well, maybe ‘surprising’ is a better word with games like Boom Beach, The Division, Shovel Knight, and Subnautica all placing. And Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 at no.1? Bit of a shock for me. I know all those games are popular (well, I didn’t even know what Subnautica was to be honest) but I would have thought games like Call of Duty and Starcraft would have been the subject of way more user vids than any of the above.

Interesting stuff. Have a look at the chart below.

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