In terms of the number of copies sold, the game is inferior only to Tetris.
As reported at Microsoft, the number of active players in Minecraft has reached 91 million per month. This is more than the royal battle Fortnite from Epic Games. She had this figure in August at around 78 million. In 2018 alone, the number of active monthly users increased by 20 million.
In terms of the number of copies sold, Minecraft is second only to Tetris. At the moment, the game bought 154 million times. At the same time, the total number of its downloads is more than 250 million, as in China, where over 100 million users have downloaded it, it is distributed free of charge.
Microsoft acquired Minecraft rights in 2014 for $ 2.5 billion. According to Helen Chiang, the head of the game development team, the corporation has big plans for a franchise. However, she is not going to release a sequel in the near future, as she believes that this will lead to a split in the community.
On September 29, Mojang studio announced a spin-off of Minecraft – a cooperative RPG with the subtitle Dungeons. The release of the game is scheduled for 2019.