Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ broke Youtube records last year by reaching a billion views. A year later, Gangnam Style is still going strong and this time around, it has broken YouTube’s system itself by exceeding the view limit, prompting YouTube to upgrade its counter.
The video which was released in 2012, was announced to be its most watched ever and has been viewed more than 2,147,483,647 times. YouTube has now changed the maximum view limit to 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, or more than nine quintillion.
On December 1, YouTube posted a statement saying: “We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer… but that was before we met Psy.”