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Minecraft Had 74 Million Active Players in December, Sales Surpass 144 Million Units

Minecraft Had 74 Million Active Players in December, Sales Surpass 144 Million Units - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 January 2018 / 3,769 Views

Minecraft has set a new record with more than 74 million active users in December 2017, according to the new head of Minecraft at Microsoft Helen Chiang.

The game has also sold more than 144 million units combined worldwide.


"We just recently set a new record in December for monthly active users, so now we're at 74 million monthly active users — and that's really a testament to people coming back to the game, whether it's through the game updates or bringing in new players from across the world," Chiang told PopSugar"That's really our goal, to keep building the community that we have."

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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DirtyP2002 (on 22 January 2018)

When MS bought them, I thought 2 billion was way too much money.
I was wrong. It was a bargain.

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Jigsawx1 (on 22 January 2018)

Anyone knows how much theay had sold before MS buyed mojang?

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WoodenPints Jigsawx1 (on 22 January 2018)

54m, it's sold another 90m copies since MS bought it in a little under 3.5 years

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Libara (on 22 January 2018)

Thats an insane amout of sales, and to think certain thought it was a terrible deal.

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Slimebeast (on 22 January 2018)

I believe these numbers are bloated. I never heard of anyone that plays Minecraft.
They still have a long way to earn those 2 billion they paid for this franchise.

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