What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a sandbox game developed by Swedish developer Markus Alexej Persson, published by Mojang in 2011 and acquired by Microsoft in 2014. The sandbox video game was inspired by Dwarf Fortress, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Dungeon Keeper and Infiniminer games. It was programmed in one week and published on the TIGSource forums before the public release on May 16, 2009. It gained considerable popularity among players from this forum.
Minecraft allows you to build various designs with blocks in 3-dimensional voxel graphics. In the gameplay, you can also battle mobs, construct shelter, and explore the landscape. The game also provides multiplayer mode to build together and search together.
In this article, we will share the most up-to-date revenue and player statistics of Minecraft, which is the leader in the world’s most popular games.
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Minecraft Revenue Statistics
Minecraft developer Mojang was acquired by Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5 million.
In 2020, the mobile version of the popular sandbox video game Minecraft generated $142.6 million in global in-app purchase revenues, up 28.5 percent over the previous year. (Statista)
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The estimated 2020 Minecraft revenue was $415 million.
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Minecraft sales topped 200 million with 126 million players playing the game monthly in as of May 2020.
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Minecraft Player Stats
54.7 million hours watched of Minecraft on Twitch worldwide in December 2021.
In December 2021, Minecraft events on Twitch were watched by an average of 73.6 thousand viewers.
As of August 2021, Minecraft amassed 141 million active players worldwide.
In fiscal Q4 2020, Minecraft reached 132 million monthly active users.
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