A new way to count as Google says.
Remember the time when a newly uploaded video would just get stuck at the 301+ view count until and only after while where it can show you the actual number? The view method used to be like this because Google verifies first which ones are genuine and spam.
Google then updated its algorithms to be able to immediately verify genuine views, making the 301+ view count history. This could prove useful for those wanting to see immediate stats on their videos.
And for your viewing enjoyment, here’s that video that broke YouTube’s count algorithm that they had to create a new one.