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Minecraft Topped 141 Million Monthly Active Users in August

Minecraft Topped 141 Million Monthly Active Users in August - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 October 2021 / 1,555 Views

Developer Mojang during Minecraft Live beyond revealing future updates for Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons, also provided update stats for the game.

The game had over 141 million monthly active users in August 2021, which is above the previous record of nearly 140 million monthly active users earlier this year. 

The Minecraft Marketplace has generated over $350 million in revenue by creators. Over 67 percent of players have customized their experience using the Marketplace.

Minecraft Has Over 141 Million Monthly Active Users

Over one billion hours have been logged in Minecraft multiplayer and in 2020 there were over 201 billion hours of Minecraft YouTube videos watched. This was enough to make it the most watched topic on YouTube last year.

There was no update on how many copies Minecraft has sold, however, we do know it sold over 200 million as of May 2020. It is one of the best-selling video games of all time.

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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VAMatt (on 16 October 2021)

I'd have thought for sure it would be fading away by now. But, it is a strong as ever.

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Kakadu18 VAMatt (on 16 October 2021)

It actually is selling faster than ever. Between May 2020 and April 2021 it sold 38mil copies.

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kirby007 (on 16 October 2021)

same i wonder what demographic still plays it

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Kakadu18 kirby007 (on 16 October 2021)

According to the Minecraft fact sheet of April 2021, (is a reference on Wikipedia) the average age in North America and Europe is 27 years.

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dane007 kirby007 (on 18 October 2021)

I still play and I am 35

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SecondWar (on 17 October 2021)

I’m just surprised that it hasn’t been ported to the Xbox Series X and PS5.

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dane007 SecondWar (on 18 October 2021)

It's available for series x via gamepass

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SecondWar dane007 (on 18 October 2021)

Yes, but its the Xbox One version of the game rather than a native Series X version.

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dane007 SecondWar (on 18 October 2021)

Ah kk. Doesn't series x upscale it?

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Jumpin (on 17 October 2021)

I had one of those really early accounts that cost next to nothing. One that was supposed to get all updates for free. Years later I tried to locate it, but haven’t been able to find which email I used.

I likely stupidly used a work email, as when I played the game it was just after adventure mode went in, and it was still in very early Alpha. A work email I wouldn’t have had access to for around 10 years now.

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