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'Gangnam Style' broke YouTube with its 2 billion-plus play count

"Gangnam Style," the most-viewed video on YouTube, has acquired such a high view count that the site can no longer keep track of it.

"We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY," YouTube wrote in a statement on its Google Plus page. "'Gangnam Style' has been viewed so many times, we have to upgrade!"

As of Wednesday morning, South Korean pop star Psy's 2012 video has been viewed more than 2.15 billion times.