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Minecraft Sales Top 200 Million, 126 Million Monthly Active Players

Minecraft continues to put up impressive numbers. The sandbox survival game has now sold over 200 million units, with 126 million people playing the game monthly. Sales for Minecraft previously topped 100 million units sold in 2016.

The number of new players increased 25 percent last month, as the popularity of the game has grown during the ongoing pandemic. There was also a 40 percent uptick in multiplayer sessions.

Minecraft developer Mojang over the weekend announced a new name for the studio in celebration of the 11th anniversary of Minecraft. The new name for the developer is Mojang Studios. 

View the announcement trailer on the new name below:

Microsoft acquired Minecraft developer Mojang and all the rights to the game in 2014 for $2.5 billion. In 2014, the game had sold over 50 million units. 

Source: VGChartz



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China loves minecraft



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This number is obscenely high, and I don't really like the game, but congrats it will or have passed GTA V.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
This number is obscenely high, and I don't really like the game, but congrats it will or have passed GTA V.

Minecraft has sold way more units than GTAV. GTAV has sold over 120 million units. 



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trunkswd said:
DonFerrari said:
This number is obscenely high, and I don't really like the game, but congrats it will or have passed GTA V.

Minecraft has sold way more units than GTAV. GTAV has sold over 120 million units. 

So the MAU is above the sold of GTAV, massive.

How much for it to pass all sold variations of Tetris?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

kirby007 said:
China loves minecraft

in ChinaMinecraft is now approaching 300 million registered accounts. The game in China is published by NetEase on PC/Mobile and is free to play.  

So yeah in China it is free to play (numbers are from last year tho)






DonFerrari said:
trunkswd said:

Minecraft has sold way more units than GTAV. GTAV has sold over 120 million units. 

So the MAU is above the sold of GTAV, massive.

How much for it to pass all sold variations of Tetris?

Hard to say exactly how much Tetris has sold with how old it is and how many times it has been re-released. The mobile release by EA has sold 100 million units. With the limited known sales for Tetris we have the Series with 171 million units sold. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/226237/tetris/



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trunkswd said:
DonFerrari said:

So the MAU is above the sold of GTAV, massive.

How much for it to pass all sold variations of Tetris?

Hard to say exactly how much Tetris has sold with how old it is and how many times it has been re-released. The mobile release by EA has sold 100 million units. With the limited known sales for Tetris we have the Series with 171 million units sold. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/226237/tetris/

Thanks, even on smartphones there shouldn't be that many games with more downloads than Minecraft sales.

4 free games have downloads over 500M

And no paid game is above Minecraft.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

DonFerrari said:
trunkswd said:

Hard to say exactly how much Tetris has sold with how old it is and how many times it has been re-released. The mobile release by EA has sold 100 million units. With the limited known sales for Tetris we have the Series with 171 million units sold. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/226237/tetris/

Thanks, even on smartphones there shouldn't be that many games with more downloads than Minecraft sales.

4 free games have downloads over 500M

And no paid game is above Minecraft.

Minecraft is a juggernaut that is showing no signs of slowing down. Microsoft at this point must have turned the $2.5 billion acquisition into a nice profit. 



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