Gangnam Style Breaks YouTube’s View Counter With 2,147,483,647 Views


South Korean pop star Psy’s hit single ‘Gangnam Style’ has crossed 2,147,483,647 views on YouTube and has forced the site to upgrade its software.

The 2012 peppy dancing number has maxed out the site’s original view counter, CNN reported.

Google, which owns YouTube, said in a blog that they never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before they met PSY.

Google spokesman Matt McLernon said that YouTube’s software engineers saw the problem coming and recently updated to a 64-bit view counter across the site and now the view counter can go up to 9 quintillion views (9,223,372,036,854,775,808, to be exact).