Minecraft Sales Hit 200 Million As Mojang Celebrates 11-Year Anniversary

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Just as the popular title celebrates 11 years since its release, Minecraft has topped 200 million in sales, The Verge reported Monday.

On a monthly basis, Minecraft now has 126 million players. This number has gone up by 25% in the last month. The game, available on many platforms including PC, mobile, and multiple consoles, seems to be growing in popularity amid the ongoing Coronavirus global health crisis as many stay at home to practice social distancing.

Minecraft is developed by Mojang Studios, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2014, at which point the game's sales were at more than 50 million.

Previously, the game hit 100 million in sales in 2016, according to The Verge. So, it would seem the game has grown substantially even in just the last few years.

In addition to the increase in sales and players, playtime itself is up. In the past month, Minecraft multiplayer sessions went up by 40%, hinting that some might be using the block-filled world to maintain connection (and fun) with others.