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The first trailer for GTA 6 has reached almost 60 million views on YouTube in around 12 hours.
The trailer was supposed to debut today, but was released early on Monday following a leak.
Since then the trailer has managed to amass almost 60 million views on YouTube, with the count rising by around 5,000 views every few seconds (according to YouTube’s on-screen count, which can sometimes be out of date).
In comparison, Rockstar‘s official upload of the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto 5 has racked up 96 million views over the past 12 years, meaning GTA 6’s trailer is on course to potentially overtake it in one day.
While it’s worth noting that YouTube is a far larger platform in 2013 than it was when the original GTA 5 trailer was released, the sheer popularity of the trailer for Rockstar’s new game is unprecedented, and has also been viewed millions of times across Rockstar’s other social platforms.
At the time of writing, the trailer has a 97% positive like-to-dislike ratio on YouTube, with over 6.8 million likes and 200,000 dislikes. The video has also amassed more than half a million comments.
Rockstar was due to premiere its GTA 6 trailer on Tuesday. However, on Monday an anonymous X (formerly Twitter) account forced its hand by uploaded a low res and heavily watermarked version of the reveal video early.
The account which posted the trailer was quickly banned from X, and shortly after Rockstar published an official version of the trailer, writing: “Our trailer has leaked so please watch the real thing on YouTube.”
One GTA 6 developer expressed their disappointment on social media following the trailer’s leaking and early publication, claiming it had robbed them of plans to watch the live reaction with the rest of the development team.
According to a press release published by parent company Take-Two, GTA 6 will initially be released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, but there is no mention of PC.