As one of the best-selling games ever, along with other legendary titles like Tetris and Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft continues to generate impressive benefits thanks to its large base of players.
According to data provided by SafeBettingSites.com, the mobile version of the popular sandbox video game generated $ 142.6 million in 2020, an increase of 28% in one year. The impressive consumption of the players continued this year, with Minecraft mobile generates nearly $ 60 million in revenue in the first five months of 2021.
Minecraft has sold 200 million units
In a world of video games that are increasingly prone to mobile devices, Minecraft developers Mojang have been trying to find a way to keep their fans happy. As a result, they launched the portable version of Minecraft for Android and iOS in late 2011.
Although the core of the game follows itself, the mobile version introduces elements of supervision and allows players to participate in multiplayer games on different platforms. Minecraft for mobile became an instant success and became one of the leading mobile games in 2015. Statistics show that players worldwide spent $ 81.6 million in in-app purchases that year. In 2019, that number lost $ 110.9 million and continued to grow.
As the entire mobile gaming industry disappeared amid closures, revenue will disappear by a further $ 31.7 million by 2020, the largest annual increase in the game’s history.
Last year, the popular game broke another record. In May 2020, Mojang announced that sales of Minecraft would reach 200 million units throughout its lifetime, ahead of other legendary games like Grand Theft Auto V, Tetris and Wii Sports.
The number of monthly active players reached 140 million in the first quarter of 2021
Due to the creative freedom of the players and the various forms of game development, Minecraft continues to be popular even nine years after its launch. In June 2016, it reached 40 million active monthly players, and the number has continued to grow ever since.
In October 2018, the number of Minecraft players exceeded 91 million. In May 2020, this figure rose to DKK 126 million. Statistics show that in March 2021, there were 140 million active Minecraft players worldwide, more than double that in 2018.