Microsoft-owned “Minecraft” continues to be a massive success.
The monthly player count is at 74 million, an increase of nearly 20 million players across 2017.
Nearly 150 million copies of the game have sold — a staggering sales number for any single video game.
“Minecraft” continues to be one of the most popular games ever made.
The creation/survival indie game that Microsoft purchased back in 2014 for $2.5 billion has now sold 144 million copies, and enjoys a monthly userbase of 74 million players. The latest numbers were revealed in an interview with Helen Chiang, the new head of Microsoft’s “Minecraft” group, at PopSugar.
Those numbers are exceptional, even by “Minecraft” standards.
The game has been a notoriously explosive phenomenon since early in its life; “Minecraft” started as a work-in-progress game, made by a single man (Markus “Notch” Persson). It had rudimentary graphics and controls. It was only available on PC. It was prone to breaking, because it was an unfinished game being made by a single person.
And yet, millions of people bought and played that early version of “Minecraft.” When Microsoft bought the game back in 2014, the tech world was surprised and confused by the purchase. Persson did …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology