Forums - Sales Discussion - Minecraft Sales Top 200 Million, 126 Million Monthly Active Players

Minecraft school edition is/was free here for covid19. It's probably also the most re-bought game. I know I have the 360 version, ps4 version, iPad version, PC version :/ It helps it's often promoted and costs very little. I'm no longer among the active players though, got fed up with all the glitches and mod management nightmare.



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Has to be one of the most successful buyouts of all time.



trunkswd said:
DonFerrari said:

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. 

Yep, at the moment they bought it seemed like it had already reached market saturation so it was a bet of merchandise sales or that the sequel would generate as much sales. But it really kept selling and may really have paid back.



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

DonFerrari said:
trunkswd said:

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. 

Yep, at the moment they bought it seemed like it had already reached market saturation so it was a bet of merchandise sales or that the sequel would generate as much sales. But it really kept selling and may really have paid back.

Revenue from the sales of the game, merchandise and the marketplace on Bedrock Edition has to bring in a ton of money every single month.



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Congrats to Minecraft. It just goes to show that what gamers really want are cutting edge graphics.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
Congrats to Minecraft. It just goes to show that what gamers really want are cutting edge graphics.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/campaigns/minecraft-with-rtx/

Correct!



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Congrats to Minecraft. It just goes to show that what gamers really want are cutting edge graphics.

Did you miss the 4k super duper pack?



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

Seems like Microsoft made a nice move! This game will never die.



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DonFerrari said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
Congrats to Minecraft. It just goes to show that what gamers really want are cutting edge graphics.

Did you miss the 4k super duper pack?

Didn't miss it.  In fact we regularly make fun of it in my house.



Game of the century. I believe I contribute to arising 7 of the 200 million