Gangnam Style's Relentless Popularity Forces YouTube To Tweak Its Counters (Updated)

The "Gangnam Style" music video has been viewed so many times, not even YouTube can keep up.

Yes, people still watch "Gangnam Style," and they have pushed the view count on Psy's viral music video to more than 2.15 billion since it was first posted in 2012.

Yes, billion.

YouTube never expected one of its videos to garner such a large number of views. In a post on Monday, the company said the YouTube system wasn't prepared. "We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views)," the post reads.

As a result, the YouTube view counter stopped counting views after 2,147,483,647. The company said it plans to upgrade the number.

Now, when you hover your mouse over the number of views on the site, the counter goes crazy to signify that the record has been broken. Here's what it looks like:

Kim Kardashian may have tried to break the Internet, but it turns out Psy actually did it.

UPDATE: After publication, YouTube clarified to The Huffington Post that the counter was never actually "broken," but that the song's popularity had forced the company to update its counter.