Minecraft has sold 144 million copies

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Soony Xbone Uhh, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Soony Xbone Uhh

    Soony Xbone Uhh Member Original Poster

    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:
  2. #2
    one game has outsold many franchises combined
  3. Zedark

    Zedark Member

    I said damn.
  4. Benji

    Benji US Sales Insider Member

    Holy fuck
  5. FelipeMGM

    FelipeMGM #Skate4 Moderator

    holy shit
  6. Toni Codrea

    Toni Codrea Member

    Whew. I can see why though, playing this game with friends is one of the best possible gaming experiences.
  7. Joker Code

    Joker Code Member

    Unbelievable, every kid I know plays Minecraft.
  8. King_Moc

    King_Moc Member

    Wow, has to be the biggest selling individual game ever? Excluding free to download stuff.
  9. Theorry

    Theorry Member

    22m a year. Sounds pretty good haha.
  10. #10
    There was a good number who laughed at MS for buying this
  11. Rychu

    Rychu Member

    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.
  12. Maxey

    Maxey Member

    It crafts money. Moneycraft.
  13. qrac

    qrac Member

    I bought it for switch last summer and for win10 in oct. Great game!
  14. Anth0ny

    Anth0ny Member

    doesn't this count pocket edition or whatever

    gta5 is more impressive to me
  15. Smurf

    Smurf Member

    just crazy numbers
  16. Theorry

    Theorry Member

    It even sits #4 top paid this week on the Xbox store haha.
  17. ShinUltramanJ

    ShinUltramanJ Member

    Feels weird not owning a copy of the biggest game in history.
  18. Soony Xbone Uhh

    Soony Xbone Uhh Member Original Poster

    Yes, of course.
  19. added_time

    added_time Member

    I haven't checked but I would think it would be Tetris?
  20. Finaj

    Finaj Member

    Jesus Christ.
  21. christocolus

    christocolus Member

    Amazing.. :)
  22. Zedark

    Zedark Member

    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.
  23. Welfare

    Welfare Member

    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?
  24. Spine Crawler

    Spine Crawler Member

    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?
  25. Smurf

    Smurf Member

    Same here. I should just buy a copy, even though I won't play it
  26. Benji

    Benji US Sales Insider Member

    It's because it's only a $20 game in a revenue based chart.

    But make no mistake it's still selling huge amounts
  27. Rychu

    Rychu Member

    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.
  28. Manfred

    Manfred Member

    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
  29. #29
    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
  30. silva1991

    silva1991 Member

    So did it outsell Tetris yet?
  31. King_Moc

    King_Moc Member

    Sold copies? Maybe, if you include gameboy bundle ones I suppose.
  32. Lord Brady

    Lord Brady Member

    I'll contribute for a third time once they discount the Switch version.
  33. TheMan

    TheMan Member

    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?
  34. Irate Bandit

    Irate Bandit Member

    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
  35. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX 诸葛亮 - 卧龙 Administrator

    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.
  36. Soony Xbone Uhh

    Soony Xbone Uhh Member Original Poster

    I steal this for the OP
  37. #37
  38. Birdseye

    Birdseye Member

  39. Stygr

    Stygr Member

    20 million active users?
  40. RellikSK

    RellikSK Member

    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.
  41. Zedark

    Zedark Member

    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.
  42. Perzeval

    Perzeval Member

  43. Aaron D.

    Aaron D. Member

    That's so awesome.

    Such a revolutionary release.
  44. staedtler

    staedtler Member

    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.
  45. Benji

    Benji US Sales Insider Member

    The insane thing here besides the sales is 74 million active users per month.

    74 fucking million per MONTH
  46. foxuzamaki

    foxuzamaki Member

    If i was drinking it would be all over my car window weight now
  47. timmbp

    timmbp Member

    Game of a generation.
  48. Rychu

    Rychu Member

    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
  49. Bitch Pudding

    Bitch Pudding Member

    That's 1,5% of China...
  50. Zushin

    Zushin Member

    Jesus fuck. Betcha Notch didn't know the behemoth his lowly game would become when he started.