Minecraft Now Has 112 Million Players Per Month

FILE - In this June 15, 2015 file photo, Lydia Winters, at podium, shows off Microsoft's "Minecraft" built specifically for HoloLens during a live demo at the Xbox E3 2015 briefing ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the University of Southern California's Galen Center in Los Angeles.The maker of Windows operating systems and Xbox game consoles constructed a $2.5 purchase of "Minecraft" developer Mojang in 2014. Microsoft quickly begun incorporating the brick-building game series into its new products with the release of a Windows 10 edition of "Minecraft," as well as demonstrating an augmented reality rendition for use with its prototype HoloLens headset at industry trade events in 2015. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Woah … Now that’s a lot of players! 

For over 10 years, the wildly popular game “ Minecraft” has been a cultural juggernaut.  Despite other major games sweeping up millions of players, like “ Fortnite” and “ Roblox,” “Minecraft” continues to quietly dominate.

As of this week, the game now has over 112 million players every month.

That represents a jump of over over 20 million players since the last time Microsoft announced as much, back in October 2018— an absolutely massive increase in players, considering the game has been available for over 10 years. The number includes players across game consoles, computers, mobile devices, and the education-focused version of the game.

Notably, “Minecraft” isn’t free on the many platforms it’s available on.

The tens of millions of new players “Minecraft” added in the last year all bought the game in one form or another, whether it was a direct purchase of a physical copy in a store or as part of Microsoft’s popular Game Pass subscription service or a digital purchase.

Source: Business Insider


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