Minecraft has cemented its place as one of the few games to lớn continue lớn grow in users a decade after its original release. While most Clip games have sầu a shelf-life of less than two years, Mojang Studtiện ích ios seem to be capable of drawing gamers bachồng in time & time again. 

Launched in 2009 by Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, a game developer who had previously worked for King, Minecraft received lots of attention even before its official launch. The alpha và beta, available for PC users, lasted two years, which consisted of Mojang fine-tuning aspects of the game for official release. 

At the official launch, Notch handed over creative sầu control to lớn Jens Bergensten, a title he has kept since 2011. As millions flocked lớn this new game, Mojang continued lớn add new elements khổng lồ the base experience, enabling more complex creations by its users. 

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Minecraft key statistics

Minecraft generated $415 million revenue in 20trăng tròn, Smartphone revenue accounted for $110 million Over 130 million people play Minecraft once a month in 20trăng tròn Minecraft has been sold in all formats over 200 million times Minecraft’s Chinese edition, which is a không tính tiền game, has been downloaded over 400 million times

Minecraft overview

Launch date 17 May 2009 (PC alpha); 18 November 2011 (General release)
HQ Stockholm, Sweden
People Jonas Mårtensson (CEO), Vu Bui (COO), Jens Bergensten (CCO), Phil Spencer (Executive VPhường. of Gaming, Microsoft)
Business type Subsidiary
Owner Microsoft, through Xbox Game Studios
Industry Video games 

Minecraft revenue

Year Revenue
2012 $211 million
2013 $326 million
2014 $165 million
2015 $350 million
2016 $4đôi mươi million
2017 $370 million
2018 $500 million
2019 $375 million
2020 $415 million

Sources: GamesBrief, PC Gamer, The Verge, VentureBeat

Note: Microsoft does not break down revenue in its Xbox trò chơi Studtiện ích ios division. From 2015 lớn 20trăng tròn, revenue is estimated based off Minecraft sales, which average $15 per sale, alongside an increase in other revenue (educational, new versions, IAP) from 2017 onwards.

Minecraft điện thoại revenue

Year Revenue
2012 $21 million
2013 $33 million
2014 $45 million
2015 $55 million
2016 $85 million
2017 $100 million
2018 $110 million

Source: Sensor Tower

Minecraft users

Year Monthly active users
2016 40 million
2017 55 million
2018 75 million
2019 91 million
2020 131 million

Sources: EuroGamer, PC Mag, Polygon, VG247

Note: This covers monthly active users. 

Minecraft sales

Year Total sales
2011 4 million
2012 9 million
2013 33 million
2014 54 million
2015 72 million
2016 100 million
2017 122 million
2018 154 million
2019 176 million
2020 200 million

Sources: EuroGamer, Forbes, IGN, Polygon, Statista, VentureBeat

Note: This is total cumulative sales. 

Minecraft: Pocket Edition sales

Year Total sales
2012 3 million
2013 14 million
2014 21 million
2015 30 million
2016 50 million
2017 63 million
2018 93 million

Sources: EuroGamer, Mojang, US Gamer, VentureBeat

Note: This is total cumulative sầu sales. 

Minecraft Chinese edition downloads

Year Total downloads
2017 75 million
2018 150 million
2019 300 million
2020 400 million

Sources: Games Indsutry, KitGuru, PocketGamer

Minecraft FAQ

How much revenue has Minecraft made since launch?

Minecraft has generated approximately $3 billion over its lifetime in game sales alone (The Verge)

How much did Microsoft pay for Minecraft?

Microsoft acquired Mojang Studios for $2.5 billion in 2014, roughly đôi mươi times the earnings of the company (Fool)

What percentage of Minecraft players are on mobile?

Minecraft’s Mobile version is responsible for approximately 30 percent of all revenue generated (Sensor Tower)

In which regions is Pocket Edition the most popular?

Minecraft: Pocket Edition is the most popular version of the game in North America, Asia & South America (US Gamer)

How many views have sầu Minecraft YouTube videos had?

YouTubers viewed Minecraft nội dung 201 billion times in 2020 (Forbes)

How much revenue has Minecraft Marketplace made?

Minecraft Marketplace creators generated $1 million in revenue in two months (VentureBeat)

How many times has Minecraft Earth been downloaded?

Minecraft Earth hit 2.5 million downloads in its first 12 months (Pocket Gamer)