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Minecraft sells over 144 million copies, hits 74 million active players

Helen Chiang, the new head of Minecraft, is a very happy woman. Minecraft is doing better than ever, and is showing no signs of stopping. The title just now hit an astounding 144 million units sold, and set a new record for active players at 74 million a month. Obviously the Switch has brought in some new fans to the franchise, as well as the New 3DS! How many of you are still jumping into Minecraft at least once a month?

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Those are some crazy numbers.

jingleboy
Sun Jan 21 18 04:47pm
(Updated 1 time)

I really enjoyed Minecraft from 2011 - 2013. Played on PC exclusively, me and my friends had a server and the community is what kept it going. Building towns, exploring together, creating rail networks to each new settlement we created. Bar all the silly drama that happened, it was a fun experience.

The community faded, and generally, friends would get bored of the same map. We reset the map once a year to reinstate interest, but there's only so many times you can start from scratch until you realise there's not much else to do unless you turn to modding.

I've not played Minecraft properly in a long time now. It's still weird to me that this game - once popular amongst internet-savvy young adults - became an icon for young kids. To this day I see Creeper beanies and grass-block backpacks. I was possibly playing the game before they were born.

Regardless of all that, it's good for MS to have at least 1 successful IP.

Have it, but don't play it much on my Switch. Still waiting on the Better Together and Super Duper Graphics Pack upgrades to be able to crossplay with my daughters on their tablets/laptops.

Have it, but don't play it much on my Switch. Still waiting on the Better Together and Super Duper Graphics Pack upgrades to be able to crossplay with my daughters on their tablets/laptops.

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