Every December, YouTube goes looking back through the previous year to pick out the top trending videos. It's reminiscing usually culminates in a silly mash up music video that stars all the major YouTube stars of the year. YouTube also looks at the top trending videos among a variety of genres, including game videos.
This morning, YouTube revealed the top 10 trending gaming videos of 2013 and the list doesn't actually have a lot of surprises. It does, however, give us a big picture view of what was popular in gaming over the last year.
As you might expect, next gen consoles were kind of a big deal with the PlayStation channel having two top trending videos. In fact, the number one trending gaming video of the year was Sony's introduction of the PlayStation 4 back in February.
As for other trends, Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, League of Legends, Battlefield 4 and PewDiePie were all big names in gaming this year.
Without further ado, here are the top ten trending gaming videos of 2013:
1. PlayStation 4 - PlayStation
2. Grand Theft Auto V: Official Gameplay Video - Rockstar Games
3. Outrageous Ending - Mad Father (6) - PewDiePie
4. League of Legends Cinematic: A Twist of Fate - League of Legends
5. Official Call of Duty: Ghosts Reveal Trailer - CALLOFDUTY
6. League of Legends Music: Get Jinxed - League of Legends
7. Battlefield 4: Official 17 Minutes "Fishing in Baku" Gameplay Reveal - Battlefield
8. Funny Gaming Montage - PewDiePie
9. Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video - PlayStation
10. Minecraft Mini-Game: Cops n Robbers - SkyDoesMinecraft
It's interesting to note that Microsoft's Xbox One doesn't show up in the top 10 trending videos of this year. Sony got an early start in February, but that really doesn't mean anything. What may have killed Microsoft's YouTube momentum is that most of its big videos from E3 may have been ignored as a form of protest from those who were angry about Microsoft's planned DRM. The company eventually got rid of its DRM policies, but the damage may have already been done.[Image: PlayStation/YouTube]