Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Video Busts YouTube Counter
After being viewed 2.154 billion times, Psy's "Gangnam Style" video that resides on YouTube broke the video counter and reached the max number of views! Now, I never would have thought a counter would break, but apparently it can reach its limits. The video is still apparently very popular and when set up, YouTube had maxed out views on any particular video at 2,147,483,647 thinking nothing would get more than 2 billions views. However, they were wrong!
YouTube explains it this way,
We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. 'Gangnam Style' has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!”
After a little research on the UNC website, this new max number that a video can be viewed on YouTube is 9 quintillion! That's a lot of PSY! To help get to the next level, why not go ahead and add one more view to the new counter, relive his song from 2012 now, watch the video again below!
At the time of this post the video counter seems to be working again as its up to 2,155,246,273!