A Microsoft fact sheet reveals new Minecraft milestones

by Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams
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  • Microsoft released a new franchise fact sheet for Minecraft at its April 2021 revenue call.
  • That fact sheet for Minecraft reveals that the game now has almost 140 million active users.
  • The Minecraft fact sheet tells us that the game’s marketplace has had one billion content piece downloads.
  • Minecraft’s marketplace has generated $350 million mod revenue to date.

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Minecraft is one of the biggest games in gaming history. Since 2011, this sandbox game has eclipsed the likes of Tetris, Grand Theft Auto V, and PUBG to become the highest-grossing title ever.

Microsoft has released a fact sheet at its recent revenue call that reveals new Minecraft milestones.

Minecraft has almost 140 million active players

The big M showed off a Minecraft Franchise Fact Sheet at its April 2021 revenue call.

That fact sheet includes full Minecraft platform release dates and numerous interesting franchise stats and player figures for the game. Those fact sheet statistics remind us just how big a game Minecraft is.

One of the most notable statistics on the franchise fact sheet is that Minecraft has almost 140 active users (players). To be more specific, the sheet cities that the game has 139 active players. To quote the Minecraft fact sheet:

Minecraft is the best-selling video game in history with up to 139 million monthly active players and more than 238 million copies sold worldwide. At its core, Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures.

So, more players are seemingly playing Minecraft than ever before. Even though Minecraft now dates back 10 years since its mobile release, the game shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.

Players just can’t get enough of building 3D worlds in this immersive sandbox title.

Other Minecraft Franchise Fact Sheet statistics

The fact sheet reveals more big stats for Minecraft. It tells us that Minecraft players have downloaded a total of one billion unique content pieces from the game’s marketplace.

The game’s marketplace has also amassed $350 million revenue from mods and add-ons.

The latest Minecraft fact sheet also provides the latest record-breaking copies sold figure for the game. Minecraft has now shifted more than 238 million copies in all the world’s countries and territories.

The second highest-grossing game ever (GTA V) has shifted more like 140 million copies in comparison.

Overall, the April 2021 franchise fact sheet reminds us that Minecraft is ultimately one of the most influential video games in history. That game celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, and its massive player base continues to expand.

You can play Minecraft in its early form on the Minecraft Classic page.