Psy’s "Gangnam Style" has been watched so many times YouTube has been forced to upgrade its view counter.
The view counter on the video-sharing site originally used a 32-bit integer, meaning the maximum number of views it could record was 2,147,483,647, the BBC reported.
YouTube said in a statement on 1 December:
We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met Psy. "Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!
Hover over the counter in Psy's video to see a little math magic and stay tuned for bigger and bigger numbers on YouTube.