Yesterday, the lovely Minecraft turned 10 years old. Between celebrations and fans’ tributes, Microsoft issued a publication reviewing the game’s many feats and its promising future. Undoubtedly, the most impressive data are the sales of the game: to date, Minecraft accumulates more than 176 million copies sold, combining all the platforms where it is available, 30 of which comes from the PC version; and all this without counting the 200 million users who play free from China.
If we look at the records, this news would mean that Minecraft has become the best-selling video game in history, although the reality is a little more confusing. From Games Industry collect a statement from The Tetris Company, issued in 2014, according to which icon Tetris would have 425 million mobile downloads (probably bringing different games), but a representative of the company says that The Tetris Company does not give Sales numbers can not confirm those provided by stores and third parties. Therefore, it can not be fully guaranteed that Minecraft has exceeded sales of Tetris.
To get an idea of the huge success of the game, we go back to October 2018, when the game reached 150 million of copies sold and 91 million active users per month. That is, in about 8 months has sold more than 26 million units. Not bad for a game that has been in the market for a decade. The future of the game comes from the hand of Minecraft Earth, a mobile title that opens its beta soon.