Minecraft Sales Top 100M Units Worldwide

Minecraft Sales Top 100M Units Worldwide - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 June 2016 / 8,809 Views

Mojang has announced Minecraft has hit a huge milestone, over 100 million units have been sold worldwide.

At the time of the announcement the game has sold more than 106 million units and has sold over 53,000 units a day in 2016 alone. Even four units were sold in Antarctica.

View the breakdown of sales by platform in each region below:

"We’d like to offer our heartfelt thanks to every one of you who’s bought Minecraft over the past few years, no matter which platform you play on," said Mojang's Owen Hill. "We’re constantly in awe of our community and the amazing things you achieve together. You really are the best."

There are more than 40 million active monthly users playing Minecraft.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments

Darwinianevolution (on 02 June 2016)

Best selling game of all time in the Antartic confirmed? Also, I'm surprised the PC version is the one that sold the least.


Chazore (on 02 June 2016)

Something isn't adding up with how it absolutely exploded on PC for years on end and apparently this is the end result.


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Kerotan (on 02 June 2016)

Yeah I'm shocked pc is so far down. I was sure it was the leading platform


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Chazore (on 03 June 2016)

Really?


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Kerotan (on 03 June 2016)

Yeah there was so much hype about minecraft on pc and it's the perfect game for that platform. I was sure it was the most successful. But clearly not


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Chazore (on 03 June 2016)

But we can forget that it started free for the first few years along with the fact that it landed on the platform before 360 even had the game. Of course the number of those currently playing it now with online communities will still be with PC.


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Chazore (on 03 June 2016)

But we can forget that it started free for the first few years along with the fact that it landed on the platform before 360 even had the game. Of course the number of those currently playing it now with online communities will still be with PC.


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Kerotan (on 03 June 2016)

It's been on sale on pc long before most platforms so pc definitely has an advantage over the console market. As I said I'm shocked but I'm happy to see it. Just shows how important console gaming is and I want that to live long into the future


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Chazore (on 03 June 2016)

Not really, not when it was going for free for a number of years beforehand. Of course you're happy to see it, you're happy when your system dominates everything and nothing else thrives, you really don't need to hide it man.


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Kerotan (on 03 June 2016)

Wow, you did not just go there!! Were talking consoles vs pc. Not Playstation versions vs pc. Chill out man!


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Chazore (on 03 June 2016)

Dude the way you talk about it and all that jazz doesn't really shy away from how you feel. You also played it out the way before your big "reveal" nearly two months ago. Also I wasn't directly referring to PS either just to get that out of the way.

You've had this weird sense of self-sanctification about you whenever you mention how good it is or how "unfortunate" it is for the other platform and I'm honestly not the only guy that is picking up on that attitude at all. I'm surprised the numbers are what they are but I'm not lording it over the PC and claiming consoles will be way better or over-lording/dominating the way you would describe it, that to me is the self-satisfying part.

Also it's been two years since I joined and it hasn't taken me long to take notice of you taking your time to jump in and toss one over people you don't like when something doesn't go their way, I've seen you do that many a time, even to a point where you drive them to getting mad enough to curse and get them banned.

Besides in the end the sales numbers shouldn't even matter because it's meant to be the game that counts and I for one have had 5 and a half years of fun with it and the communities I've formed and hung with.


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Kerotan (on 03 June 2016)

Here I didn't read past the first line because it's just an off topic rant you wasted your time writing out. Have something on topic to say for example how they've sold more minecraft on consoles I'll gladly reply!!


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Chazore (on 04 June 2016)

This is the exact same argument you gave out last time but in PM form when you refused to acknowledge what you do and thus proved my point.

It doesn't matter in the end because you'll figure out something else to say retort wise. You've already said your say on the topic regardless and I've said mine.


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Kerotan (on 04 June 2016)

Lol what are you even on about. Stay on topic my friend and leave the rants behind. I'm enjoying some wine in sunny Madrid right now. Cheer up!


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Chazore (on 04 June 2016)

I've been on topic since the start, the detour happened when you decided to jab. I'm not even upset and don't need to cheer up as I'm happy with how Minecraft is.


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Kerotan (on 05 June 2016)

Only a perceived jab from your end in what was a perfectly fine statement. You dragged it off topic taking things the wrong way.


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Chazore (on 05 June 2016)

Dude, you are aware you just decided to carry this on a whole day later right?. You are the only who just decided to keep dragging a dine conversation on, all on you.


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Kerotan (on 05 June 2016)

And you just did it again even later. I was at a very fancy graduation ball that night so wasn't going to be on Vgchartz lols


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Darwinianevolution (on 05 June 2016)

What are you two doing? I keep getting notifications from this every hour or two. XD


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Kerotan (on 05 June 2016)

Haha I knew you were going to say that xD Sorry about it but me and chazore have a really strong bromance and just love making conversation!


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Chazore (on 05 June 2016)

He loves me tho


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Kerotan (on 05 June 2016)

You're harmless and adorable. How could I not love you x


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Chazore (on 05 June 2016)

Voices are always harmless, it's the skin that counts.


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Chazore (on 05 June 2016)

Voices are always harmless, it's the skin that counts.


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Kerotan (on 06 June 2016)

Double posts are harmless too


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Chazore (on 06 June 2016)

I'm sure they are.


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Chazore (on 06 June 2016)

I'm sure they are.


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Kerotan (on 06 June 2016)

Not sure if severely hungover or seeing double


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Chazore (on 06 June 2016)

Seeing double lwm


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Kerotan (on 06 June 2016)

Actually both


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Chazore (on 06 June 2016)

both of what?.


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Kerotan (on 06 June 2016)

Seeing double and hungover


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Chazore (on 06 June 2016)

That explains the need to repost.


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Kerotan (on 06 June 2016)

Exactly!


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topolino227 (on 02 June 2016)

I bought Minecraft 3 times (PC,PS3,PS4) !! :D


darkenergy (on 02 June 2016)

And this doesn't even include the $29.99 physical version of Minecraft on the WiiU. Like always, a good purchase from Microsoft :)


Arlo (on 02 June 2016)

I'm honestly surprised it's that low. The sales have been so crazy I would have thought it hit 100m a long time ago.


crissindahouse (on 02 June 2016)

Selling still 53k+ a day and it is at almost 107m now. Yeah, really low^^


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Sixteenvolt420 (on 02 June 2016)

I've still never played it.


Pavolink (on 02 June 2016)

And I have not downloaded on the Wii U. Guess I need to check.


qwertyDANIELqwerty (on 02 June 2016)

What else would result in being ported onto everything with a screen?