Minecraft Makes Over $100 Million Every Year Reportedly

Massive numbers for the this industry juggernaut.

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  • Minecraft is currently regarded as the world’s best-selling video game to date.
  • In recent times, it was reported that Minecraft has rolled over more than 300 million units. 
  • As per the LinkedIn profile of a Microsoft dev, Minecraft makes well over $100 million every year.

With the game’s roots tracing back to 2009, when the first-ever version of Minecraft was developed and released, this series of block-based action-adventure games has come monumentally far. Thanks to the LinkedIn profile of Jeff Y., the Lead Game Developer at Microsoft, the title in question has an estimated revenue of over $100 million, which is nothing short of substantial, to utter the least. 

Utilizing C++ and various other languages, I developed key features and solved many bugs on multiple platforms, including game consoles, for one of the biggest Live Service Games, with 160+ million monthly active players, which led to increased engagement, quality, and maintaining usability, helping drive our $100M+ annual revenue.” 

Aside from the mention of the total money earned, Jeff also sheds light on the number of monthly players that find themselves active on Minecraft. Apparently, things are immense on this side as well, with more than 160 million users clocking in every month to play the sandbox survival title. For a franchise this huge, though, stats such as these are sort of expected, given how Mojang pumps Minecraft with content on a routine basis. 

Minecraft's Revenue Record
Minecraft’s Revenue Record

Not too long ago, another report poured in, ascertaining how well Minecraft has been doing thus far. The developers held a live stream event called Minecraft Live last month, outlining what fans can expect from the game while going over some of the upcoming features, DLCs, and collaborations to look forward to moving ahead. 

During the stream, the Minecraft franchise’s CVP and Mojang Studios boss, Helen Chiang, took center stage and confirmed that the title has sold over 300 million copies, thereby reaching a gigantic milestone and retaining its position as the best-selling video game of all time. The press release version of the stream shed light on some of the stats that were documented as players spent their time with the title. 

As we approach the 15th anniversary, Minecraft remains one of the best-selling games of all time, with over 300 million copies sold, a milestone no one could have dreamed of when we were all placing our first blocks. Our incredible community has built Minecraft into what it is today and what it will become in the future. We can’t wait to share new Minecraft content and experiences in the years ahead.”

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A fully playable version of Minecraft came out in 2011 for Windows PCs, macOS, and Linux, followed by a port to Xbox 360 in 2012. Two years from there, the game was released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PSP. Today, Minecraft is playable on almost every platform, including PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X.  

eXputer reviewed the game and rated it 5/5, with Abdul Haddi saying, “Minecraft will probably go down in history as one of the most significant games ever created, and the competition is not even close.” If you’re a new player, we recommend checking out the best Helmet enchantments in the title, followed by these 15 cool house ideas to take inspiration from and make your own houses in Minecraft.

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