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Minecraft has sold 144 million copies

Soony Xbone Uhh

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Oct 27, 2017
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#1
Up from 122m as of end of February 2017.


This averages 2 million copies sold per month.
The game is still snowballing, as the previous average was 1.7 million per month.

MAU are up to 74m from 55m a year ago.



Platform release information:

Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux : 18 November 2011
Android : 7 October 2011
iOS : 17 November 2011
Xbox 360 : 9 May 2012
Raspberry Pi : 11 February 2013
PlayStation 3 : 17 December 2013
PlayStation 4 : 4 September 2014
Xbox One : 5 September 2014
PlayStation Vita : 14 October 2014
Windows Phone : 10 December 2014
Windows 10 Edition : 29 July 2015
Wii U : 17 December 2015
Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV : 19 December 2016
Nintendo Switch : 11 May 2017
New Nintendo 3DS : 13 September 2017​
Source:
https://www.popsugar.com/news/New-M..._share&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=popsugar
 
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Oct 26, 2017
3,978
#6
Whew. I can see why though, playing this game with friends is one of the best possible gaming experiences.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,718
Utah, USA
#11
I know some people have predicted that Minecraft is dead because it doesn’t chart at the top of NPD anymore but I think that’s because almost everyone already owns it on every platform.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#22
22 million in a year is nuts. I am interested in how many of those are from the Switch. It's the only factor I can think of that might have accelerated the sales to this degree.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,217
#23
God DAMN!

Minecraft will just keep selling, don't see what stops it as more and more people are introduced to it every day.

3DS and Switch were 2 new platforms last year right?
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,178
#24
wow... and I thought wii sports or Mario kart wii sales were impressive..

why ms is not keeping this xbox exclusive is a mystery. how much money did Markus Persson make?
 

Benji

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#26
I know some people have predicted that Minecraft is dead because it doesn’t chart at the top of NPD anymore but I think that’s because almost everyone already owns it on every platform.
It's because it's only a $20 game in a revenue based chart.

But make no mistake it's still selling huge amounts
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,718
Utah, USA
#27
22 million in a year is nuts. I am interested in how many of those are from the Switch. It's the only factor I can think of that might have accelerated the sales to this degree.
Switch is probably a big part of it (along with the Xbox One X update and Better Together). I think they’re going to run into a problem though where everyone owns the game on all platforms in a few years and they’ll need to add new platforms to continue selling and growing Minecraft’s userbase.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Platform : Release date

Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux : 18 November 2011
Android : 7 October 2011
iOS : 17 November 2011
Xbox 360 : 9 May 2012
Raspberry Pi : 11 February 2013
PlayStation 3 : 17 December 2013
PlayStation 4 : 4 September 2014
Xbox One : 5 September 2014
PlayStation Vita : 14 October 2014
Windows Phone : 10 December 2014
Windows 10 Edition : 29 July 2015
Wii U : 17 December 2015
Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV : 19 December 2016
Nintendo Switch : 11 May 2017
New Nintendo 3DS : 13 September 2017
 
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Oct 25, 2017
5,937
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Wonder how much more it’ll do once the retail release is out on Switch. Feels like they’ve left a lot to sales on the table, though it is due to the update being delayed
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,830
#33
just bought a copy on ps4 last week, lol. I had been waiting YEARS for it to go on sale, but of course it never did so I just pulled the trigger. It's fun, but seemingly has fewer features that its 2d counterparts like Terraria, which is surprising.

Are of the skin packs worth it?
 
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Oct 27, 2017
1,010
#34
I think i have bought the game 6 times.

Once on 360
Minecraft came with my Xbox One
Bought the $5 upgrade on Xbox One as i had the 360 version. Sold the disc version of Minecraft
Once on PS4
Bought the Pocket Edition for $1.50
Got the Windows 10 Edition for $2 from a user on the old forum
 

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Oct 24, 2017
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#35
One thing that's also of note is that the game is free to play in China right now and that version already has notably more than 20 million players.
 
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Soony Xbone Uhh

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Plateform : Release date

Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux : 18 November 2011
Android : 7 October 2011
iOS : 17 November 2011
Xbox 360 : 9 May 2012
Raspberry Pi : 11 February 2013
PlayStation 3 : 17 December 2013
PlayStation 4 : 4 September 2014
Xbox One : 5 September 2014
PlayStation Vita : 14 October 2014
Windows Phone : 10 December 2014
Windows 10 Edition : 29 July 2015
Wii U : 17 December 2015
Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV : 19 December 2016
Nintendo Switch : 11 May 2017
New Nintendo 3DS : 13 September 2017
I steal this for the OP
 
Nov 1, 2017
1,107
#40
My brother is a teacher and he said they are going to start using Minecraft as a educational tool at his school. It is going to carry on going up.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,309
The Netherlands
#41
Switch is probably a big part of it (along with the Xbox One X update and Better Together). I think they’re going to run into a problem though where everyone owns the game on all platforms in a few years and they’ll need to add new platforms to continue selling and growing Minecraft’s userbase.
Eh, they'LL have dozens of million to sell to on Switch in the coming years, as well as to new PS4 and XB1 owners. Minecraft is GTAV on steroids: everyone is buying it on every platform, so it'll probably go on for a good while still. I wouldn't be surprised if Minecraft is going to outsell entire massive franchises like COD and Pokémon in the end.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#44
I remember playing the alpha versions but never went further. I can't believe how successful it's become. Even though Notch is a goof, he has made one hell of a milestone video game.
 

Benji

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Oct 25, 2017
6,521
#45
The insane thing here besides the sales is 74 million active users per month.

74 fucking million per MONTH
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,718
Utah, USA
#48
Eh, they'LL have dozens of million to sell to on Switch in the coming years, as well as to new PS4 and XB1 owners. Minecraft is GTAV on steroids: everyone is buying it on every platform, so it'll probably go on for a good while still. I wouldn't be surprised if Minecraft is going to outsell entire massive franchises like COD and Pokémon in the end.
I think we could eventually see a Minecraft 2 (when sales slow down for Minecraft) because Microsoft doesn’t really tell Mojang to do anything except Minecraft and they have to make another game at some point right