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Minecraft Sales Top 200 Million, 126 Million Monthly Active Players

Minecraft Sales Top 200 Million, 126 Million Monthly Active Players - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 September 2020 / 2,204 Views

Minecraft continues to put up impressive numbers. The sandbox survival game has now sold over 200 million units, with 126 million people playing the game monthly. Sales for Minecraft previously topped 100 million units sold in 2016.

The number of new players increased 25 percent last month, as the popularity of the game has grown during the ongoing pandemic. There was also a 40 percent uptick in multiplayer sessions.

Minecraft developer Mojang over the weekend announced a new name for the studio in celebration of the 11th anniversary of Minecraft. The new name for the developer is Mojang Studios. 

View the announcement trailer on the new name below:

Microsoft acquired Minecraft developer Mojang and all the rights to the game in 2014 for $2.5 billion. In 2014, the game had sold over 50 million units. 

Thanks The Verge.


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. In 2015, he was given the responsibility of updating the VGChartz hardware estimates. 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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9 Comments
Mr Puggsly (on 18 May 2020)

Seems like MS is making all their money back just based on the continued success of the original game.

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trunkswd (on 18 May 2020)

How high can it go? 300 million possible?

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Probably, it's reached a point where its popularity is self-sustaining. Unless they make a sequel I don't see what would stop it from selling another 100 mil.

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trunkswd trunkswd (on 18 May 2020)

I don't see a sequel ever releasing. Mojang is doing a fine enough job releasing updates every bunch of months to add new content.

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True, I don't really see it happening either. But you never know.

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trunkswd trunkswd (on 18 May 2020)

Microsoft and Mojang also make a ton of money from the marketplace in the Bedrock Edition.

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WoodenPints trunkswd (on 18 May 2020)

Definitely it sold 24m last year alone and I see no reason for it to slow down.

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Machina (on 18 May 2020)

Crazy figures. Joint 6th best-selling franchise ever, and from a single game at that.

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hush404 (on 18 May 2020)

Batshit crazy sales for a game that started as a passion project by 1 guy.

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