Minecraft is one of the best-selling games of all time. It has now been found to have broken the 140 million monthly player mark. More than 1 billion dollars (831 million euros) transactions have also been made on the game’s Marketplace.
Minecraft has been on the market for over ten years, but the game continues to grow in popularity. The game now has more than 140 million monthly users. In the Marketplace, more than 1 billion dollars (831 million euros) has already been purchased. The creators, Mojang, are constantly updating the game and offering new content, which is apparently enjoyed by the players.
Microsoft recently announced that they have made $ 350 million (290 million euros) in profit from the moderators of Minecraft. The Marketplace has only existed since 2017. It allows the moderators to earn money by selling their moderations to other players. About 50 percent of the proceeds go to that muds.
A billion dollars in sales in just under four years is impressive. It’s also an example of how loyal the game’s fan base is. On social media and websites like Reddit, there are also many posts with creations of players. The future therefore seems like a rosy color for the game.
Play three ways
The structure of Minecraft is simple. You are a character in the game and place cube-shaped objects on a grid in a large world. You can play in three ways: ‘Survival’, ‘Creative’ or ‘Adventure’. In ‘Survival’ you have to find everything yourself, in ‘Creative’ you have an endless amount of material to build and ‘Adventure’ is a variant of ‘Survival’ with certain restrictions. The game is available on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch and has sold more than 200 million times.