Entertainment

PewDiePie hits new goal of 69696969 million subscribers

Published: 7/Nov/2018 0:19 Updated: 8/Nov/2018 0:48

by Wyatt Donigan

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UPDATE (November 7, 2018, 7:45pm ET) 

Just over a day after setting out on his new goal of hitting 69696969 million subscribers on YouTube, PewDiePie has officially crossed over the milestone.

Who better to celebrate the occasion than MrBeast, the man who bought billboards all over his home city to campaign for PewDiePie. 

There’s no word yet on what PewDiePie’s next goal will be, but given his track record, we can expect it to be a great one. 


Now that Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has managed to be the first YouTuber to reach 69 million subscribers, he has his sights set on bigger and better things.

Over the last few weeks, PewDiePie has been locked in a heated battle for subscribers with Indian music label T-Series, with many predicting that he’d lose out on the top spot before long.

Against all odds, though, PewDiePie has held onto his spot, but he hasn’t stopped his campaign, instead shifting gears to a new magic number.

“I realized I made a huge mistake,” PewDiePie says at the beginning of his newest YouTube video. “Getting 69 million subscribers isn’t the most important number to hit.”

While initially, you might think that he’s referring to the next major milestone of 70 million, PewDiePie quickly pivots and reveals his next master plan.

“That’s right. I’m talking about 69696969 subscribers AND a collab with Tekashi69,” PewDiePie tells his viewers.

With his new goal in mind, PewDiePie then runs through some of the hilarious ways that his fans have fought to keep him on top.

Perhaps the most inventive of all was one fan who covered three kilometers worth of trees in Bangladesh with signs saying “Smash subscribe for PewDiePie.”

At this point, PewDiePie thanked the fan for “working from the inside,” as he thought that Bangladesh was in India rather than being its own country that happens to border India.

PewDiePie didn’t realize his mistake until after recording the video, throwing up a slide during the segment admitting that his “geography is non-existent.”

As long as PewDiePie’s fans continue putting his face on billboards, taking out ads in their local papers and even spamming “SUB TO PEWDIEPIE” in League of Legends Twitch chats, he’s got a good chance at reaching his goal very soon.

You can keep track of the live subscriber counts for both PewDiePie and T-Series at our official hub.

Pokemon

Pokemon releases Pikachu ASMR and fans are loving it

Published: 4/Dec/2020 20:41 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 21:09

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Company surprised fans on December 3 with a special ASMR video hosted by Pikachu. The odd YouTube upload went viral after players of the Nintendo RPG couldn’t get enough of it.

Pokemon made its debut in 1996 and quickly took the world by storm. Decades later, the Nintendo property has surpassed titans such as Disney and Marvel to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. From cards to t-shirts, consumers can’t get enough of the beloved series.

On December 3, fans were surprised when the series’ mascot, Pikachu, hosted an ASMR video. Players unfamiliar with the audio phenomena that has swept YouTube and Twitch found themselves surprised by how much the Electric-type’s sounds made them feel relaxed.

Screenshot of Snorlax sleeping in the Pokemon anime.
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Pokemon fans can now lay back like Snorlax with Pikachu ASMR.

Pikachu relaxes Pokemon fans with ASMR

ASMR, which stands for auto sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain sound frequencies cause listeners to get tingles or chills. The category has exploded on sites like YouTube where millions tune in to watch personalities whisper into a mic – yeah, it sounds weird on paper.

Now, The Pokemon Company has shared their own take on the medium by releasing an upload that features lovable mascot Pikachu. Despite only being out mere hours at the time of writing, the video has racked up over 369k views.

For over 15 minutes, the Gen I character interacts with objects around the room, while also shuffling and rolling across the floor.  The adorable ‘mon even whispers its iconic “Pika Pika” catchphrase from various angles.

Despite not being the usual content the Pokemon community expects, fans absolutely loved it. One user exclaimed, “I never knew I needed a Pikachu ASMR!” Another viewer agreed and wrote, “The comfiest thing I have ever heard.” Some even wanted more ASMR content featuring other Pokemon: “I need the Eevee version of this.”

Pokemon fans comment on ASMR Pikachu YouTube upload.
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Fans absolutely love the video.

While ASMR isn’t for everyone, the unexpected Pikachu video has been a major hit with the community. Maybe Nintendo was actually onto something big with their Pokemon Sleep project after all.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, the Game Freak franchise has never been more popular. Fans have a lot to be excited for as the series will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, with many surprises to come.