Minecraft Revenue and Usage Statistics Released

Take a look at this great compilation of all the business statistics related to Minecraft released by Business of Apps.

Every single person connected to the Internet has heard of or even played Minecraft at some point in their life. The game has cemented itself as one of the most popular video games of all time, continues growing its userbase, and, frankly, one of the pillars of the game industry as of right now. Ever since it was launched in 2009 by Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, Minecraft continues to attract more and more people.

In short, no one can deny Minecraft's popularity. The statistics, that showcase how popular Minecraft is exactly, were released by Business of Apps' David Curry. In the article, David compiled data and statistics on all things Minecraft. From an overview of the game to its regional sales, from the revenue generated by Minecraft each year since its release to the number of views Minecraft YouTube videos gathered.

Here are the key statistics:

  • Minecraft generated $415 million revenue in 2020, mobile revenue accounted for $110 million
  • Over 130 million people play Minecraft once a month in 2020
  • Minecraft has been sold in all formats over 200 million times
  • Minecraft’s Chinese edition, which is a free game, has been downloaded over 400 million times

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