4.4bn views of YouTube games channels in Sept

minecraftYouTube games channels have become one of the most popular categories on Google’s online video site, with the 100 biggest receiving nearly 4.4 billion video views in September alone – up from 3.5 billion views in May, a

According to a chart from industry site Tubefilter, based on data from analytics firm OpenSlate, YouTube’s biggest star PewDiePie with 392.1 million views in September.  He was followed by child-friendly Minecraft channel Stampy (189.6 million views), Spanish channel Vegetta777 (164 million) and another Minecraft channel, The Diamond Minecart (161.8 million).  All four channels belong to multi-channel network (MCN) Maker Studios, which was acquired by Disney earlier this year in a deal that could eventually be worth up to $950 milliom.

The company has become one of the new powerhouses of gaming media, owning 22 of the top 100 YouTube games channels.

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