GTA VI Trailer Secures 29 Million Views in Mere Hours After Release: Will It Break the All-Time Highest Record Held by BTS at 101.1 Million?

Published 12/05/2023, 1:40 AM EST

The wait is finally over! The most intriguing open-world game, Grand Theft Auto is back with its sixth retreat trailer, and for that matter, not without a bang. As the anticipation surrounding the prime-time game was heeling on high tides, the trailer was leaked a day before its release. Taking to the socials, Rockstar Games confirmed the leakage and urged fans to “watch the real thing on YouTube.”

Even with the unprecedented exposure before the release, the trailer has conquered the gaming universe like never before. On the contrary, it has been giving cutthroat competition to an all-time highest record holder.

GTA VI vs BTS ‘Dynamite’

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The excitement around GTA VI is so steep that it led to multiple leaks, including the one before the trailer release. As a result, the trailer treat came in earlier than promised. Shortly after, it went viral with 11 million views within just 2 hours, followed by 29 million views in the next 2. Per The Hollywood Handle on X, formerly Twitter, GTA VI is currently bidding unrelenting rivalry with BTS’s ‘Dynamite’ music video, which garnered 101.1 million views in 24 hours.

A dumbfounding record that celebrated BTS’s fan craze is now up against the GTA fandom. In the GTA VI trailer featuring the first-ever female protagonist, Lucia, is portrayed as an inmate at the beginning. As an inspiration trail of Bonnie and Clyde, she is seen pulling off grand-style heists with her boyfriend later in the video. Adding to the tonal aesthetics is a background score by Tom Petty’s ‘Love Is a Long Road.’

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As GTA VI is a binding force of action for loyal gamers right now, here are a few more details that could keep the gaming hype ongoing for a long time.

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GTA’s acclamation stems from its enduring thorough visual spectacles. It includes the mimicking of real-world landscapes, thrilling crime-action sequences, rare-ended automobiles, and up-to-date playlists. For gaming enthusiasts, the first score of the update came with the inclusion of Kanye West’s music. Furthermore, GTA VI’s vision is attempting a full circle moment with its setting in the fictional state of Leonida, including Vice City, right back where it started from.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the company, the trailer release also came forth with a release window of 2025 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Given that GTA V had previously reigned as the second best-selling video game, the possibility of its trailer striking beyond BTS’s craze is formidable. Nevertheless, as is often the case, only time will reveal the truth.

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Do you think GTA VI’s trailer will beat BTS’s ‘Dynamite’? Let us know in the comments below!

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Anushka Bhattacharya

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I'm Anushka Bhattacharya, an entertainment journalist at Netflix Junkie. Armed with a degree in literature, I once wielded my words to catalyze change within society through my work with NGOs. However, as I stumbled into the exuberant hole of crime thrillers and documentaries on Netflix, it was love at first sight and pushed me into entertainment journalism.

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