Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. 

You can throw around lots of stats about online gaming personality PewDiePie to make a case for how big of a celebrity he has become. For example, he has 31.4 million subscribers on YouTube — darn impressive.

But sometimes a visual helps.

During his keynote address at the MIPCOM conference, Maker Studio showed this video of mega-gaming star PewDiePie (real name: Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg) getting a, well, more than warm welcome on a visit to Singapore. It seems almost Beatles-esque, in fact. Something the YouTube generation may appreciate, even if it makes their parents queasy.

Check out this Vine captured by an audience member:


GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member