Since its release, the game has sold over 238 million copies across all platforms, making it the best-selling video game of all time and a gaming industry classic. People are going gaga over this game, especially in pop-culture relevance if tallied. It has become extremely popular and is a full-fledged internet sensation.
What, though, makes this game so compelling?
Let’s examine the figures behind this global phenomenon.
Ten years after its debut, the number of active players in Minecraft has continued to rise, reaching an astounding 141 million active players each month in August 2021. The platform, which in March 2021 surpassed its previous record of 140 monthly active gamers, now holds a new record.
For instance, as of June 2016, Minecraft had “only” 40 million monthly active users. By October 2018, that number had more than quadrupled to 91 million. The number of players has continuously increased since then, reaching 126 million in May 2020 and 140 million a year later.
It is said, now and then, “let the sky be your limit”. Who knew Markus Persson would take it so seriously? Minecraft is an incredible achievement and has no boundaries. The only limitation would be your imagination because no other game has ever been able to provide the chance to build a world of your own just like you ever wanted.
The basic premise is whatever an individual wants in a sandbox world. The primitive methodology of survival mode is where one has limited resources around themselves and they have to dive deeper into the world to find what they need to survive.
It’s always great to have the choice of add-ons. Even now the game is more locked off, one can still modify commands and still change aspects and add resource packs.
From modest and trivial village homes to giant and expansive castles (as if it’s from Disneyland) — the game was a massive success on PC and in no time, due to its unbeatable dynamics, gained popularity over consoles as well and made it a great success.
People enjoy watching other people play Minecraft just as much as they enjoy playing it themselves. With an average of 122,000 viewers, Minecraft’s live streams on Twitch reached their highest popularity in February 2021.
A record-breaking 87.7 million hours of Minecraft events on Twitch were watched the next month, in March 2021.
The video game Minecraft became the most popular in YouTube history in December 2021 after passing the one trillionth watch mark on the platform. More than 35,000 YouTubers who are based in more than 150 different countries make up the Minecraft community. The variety of content includes challenges, role-plays, fan-made animations, gaming videos, and tutorials.
“Good things take time” and thus it got slightly delayed by the developers to make a version for mobile phones but it was worth the wait. Minecraft: Pocket Edition was released and it gave justice to the benchmark set already. The game is just as good as it was on its PC and console counterparts.
According to the most recent Statista data, the mobile game Minecraft: Pocket Edition made up to $160.7 million (about £128.7 million) in worldwide in-app purchase earnings in 2021. In comparison to the previous year, when the game brought in $142.12 million (or around £113.80 million), this represents a 12.68% gain.
It’s a treat to your eyes and brain, because it makes puts your brain cells to work, helps you think out of the box, and enhances your imagination. Given that, it also generates education possessing entertainment value, as it enhances life skills, and soft skills complement schooling skills and widen the zone of career options.
It is one of the most popular games among children aged 10 and up in recent years. In actuality, 131 million individuals played Minecraft every month in 2020! One of the best-selling video games of all time, it is. You can build structures, explore the environment, and engage in mob combat in the blocky virtual world known as Minecraft.
Numerous critical 21st-century skills can be taught using Minecraft. When utilizing Minecraft as a teaching tool, teachers reportedly observed “substantial increases in creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, and computational thinking skills” in their pupils. According to 98% of teachers, solving problems is the most important ability that kids can learn.
When examining the number of players in 2022, it becomes clear that more than ten years after the game’s introduction, it is still viral.
It is hardly surprising that players of all ages can’t get enough of this voxel-based adventure game given its pixelated aesthetics and open-ended gameplay.