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Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, WiiU, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Mojang
Release Date: Nov. 18, 2011

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'Minecraft' (ALL) Celebrates Over 100 Million Copies Sold

by Rainier on June 2, 2016 @ 7:57 p.m. PDT

Minecraft is a sandbox building game which allows players to build, construct and craft objects in a cubic world.

Minecraft is a game based on limitless creativity and building in a three dimensional sandbox world.

It´s hard to believe it´s been almost two years since Mojang and Microsoft joined forces on Minecraft. 

We’re celebrating a new milestone for Minecraft and its amazing community -  over 106,859,714 copies sold – and sharing a bunch of other interesting factoids too!

A lot has happened since then so to help make sense of it all, we created this handy infographic to show you just how far we’ve come.

Check out the highlights:

  • There have been over 100 million copies of Minecraft sold to-date – 106,859,714 to be exact! If each person that bought a copy formed a nation, it would be the 12th most populous in the world, behind Russia, Japan and Mexico.
  • More people are playing Minecraft now than ever before – every month there are an average of 40+ million unique Minecraft players across all platforms.
  • Since the beginning of 2016, Minecraft has averaged over 53,000 copies sold every day. That works out to around four copies sold in the time it took you to read that last sentence.
  • Players of Minecraft come from every country and territory on the planet. There have even been four copies sold to folks in Antarctica.
  • People of all ages and genders enjoy Minecraft across 14 different platforms. The average age is 29 years old and nearly 40% of our players are female.

 Happy crafting!

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