Gangnam Style music video 'broke' YouTube view limit (video)


The music video for South Korean singer Psy's Gangnam Style exceeded YouTube's view limit, prompting the site to upgrade its counter.

YouTube said the video - its most watched ever - has been viewed more than 2,147,483,647 times.

It has now changed the maximum view limit to 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, or more than nine quintillion.

Gangnam Style became a worldwide hit when it was released in 2012, largely due to the surreal video.

The second most-watched video on YouTube - Justin Bieber's "Baby" - lags behind Gangnam Style by more than a billion views.