Content creators on the Minecraft Marketplace have generated over $1 million in revenue since the program launched in June 2017.
The Marketplace allows approved partners to sell in-game items directly to players and earn money from their sales. It initially opened with nine creators, which has since increased to 12.
The program was announced back in April 2017 alongside the addition of IAP in the mobile version of Minecraft. Players purchase coin packs in order to buy content from the Marketplace.
"Minecraft has some amazing Marketplace partners, and we're continually bringing new folks onboard. We started the program with nine folks back in June, and since then have expanded our partner roster to 12, with plans to keep adding more partners," said Microsoft.
"The program offers our players a wide variety of community-created content that they can safely and easily access, while also allowing the community to support one another's work and allow creators the chance to turn their creativity into a way to make a living."
Microsoft added cross-platform functionality to Minecraft in June 2017, allowing players to play with friends across multiple devices. At the same time, it dropped subheadings for each console version of the game, which are all now simply known as Minecraft.