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Minecraft Reaches 140 Million Monthly Active Players

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The best-selling video game of all time, Mojang's Minecraft, has reached record active player counts even a decade after its full release.

Updated figures have been revealed in Microsoft's latest quaterly financial update.

The transcript states that Minecraft had nearly 140 million monthly active users, up 30 percent year over year in Q1 2021, with independent add-on creators earning over $350 million [USD] from more than one billion downloads in total from the official Bedrock Marketplace.

This figure is a sizeable proportion of Minecraft's total player count of 600 million, of which a third are paid sales and the remainder from the free version in China.

These new figures prove that Minecraft remains extremely popular a decade on from its full release in November 2011. It was first released publicly 12 years ago next week, on 17 May 2009.

This continued popularity is helped by the consistent yearly or half-yearly updates put out by Mojang, most recently the Nether Update as well as the upcoming Caves & Cliffs update. There have been over a dozen themed major updates since the game's full release.