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Minecraft cleared 144 million copies sold and 74 million MAUs in December 2017

Minecraft cleared 144 million copies sold and 74 million MAUs in December 2017

Minecraft has now surpassed 144 million copies sold worldwide and currently has 74 million MAUs.

The figure was revealed by Microsoft head of Minecraft Helen Chiang in an interview with PopSugar. The MAU record was set in December 2017. It is unclear how many of these players are on mobile.

Chiang pointed to consistent updates bringing players back, as well as the promise of more to come in the future. This includes the addition of the Marketplace on Switch, which allows user-generated content to be sold to other players.

Setting records

"We just recently set a new record in December for monthly active users, so now we're at 74 million monthly active users — and that's really a testament to people coming back to the game, whether it's through the game updates or bringing in new players from across the world," said Chiang.

Microsoft partnered with NetEase to launch China back in 2017, which led to 30 million downloads by the end of October 2017. It is available across mobile and PC in the region.

Minecraft's Marketplace has also seen some popularity, generating $1 million in revenues in the four months following its launch. Minecraft is also almost entirely cross-platform due to the Better Together update launched in September 2017.


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Ric has written for PocketGamer.biz for as long as he can remember, and is now Deputy Editor. He likes trains.

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