Minecraft Sales Crosses 176 Million Milestone

The widely accepted Minecraft gaming title has managed to surpass the 176 million milestone in terms of sales. The sensational news out broke during the 10 year celebration for Mojang Developers.

During the 10th anniversary for Mojang, a new mobile AR style game namely Minecraft Earth also got hinted which would have similar mechanics as the hit Pokemon GO title has.

In addition, Saxa Person who is a creative director at Microsoft directly posted to the official site of Microsoft which suggested that since the launch of the Minecraft open-world sandbox in 2009, the game has managed to sell more than 175 million units across the world which is a remarkable feat to archive in itself.

He further pointed out that this current moment is tremendously special and unique for Minecraft as ten years ago the title was available on for PC. And since then the game has managed to outsold 176 million copies worldwide, which the studios never actually imagined to be valid during the production stage of the title, but within a span of ten years, the Minecraft title has only grown and has managed to reach globally with the tremendous active user base and fan following.

The 176 million sales mark was inevitably possibly due to the Mine craft's accessibility on every gaming platform, namely PC, PS4, and Xbox. The availability of the title on numerous platform made a huge difference in such vast sales number as players from any device type were able to enjoy the game on their devices and come up with some extremely polished landscapes and buildups.

Moreover, the recent announcement of a new mobile variant for Minecraft would also initiate some boost in active user base in the coming months as gaming enthusiasts would now be able to access the open fields of Minecraft on their smartphones which would tremendously boost the active users for the title.

During 2014 it was speculated that the Tetris title managed to surpass 170 million sales mark. Seemingly if Tetris is still at the 170 million mark, then Minecraft has certainly outrun this target by an additional 2 million sales.

Still as Tetris is not yet out with its total sales until 2019, it would be quite hard to ascertain this theory, still Minecraft has proven to be a classic retro title for every gamer and this title has undoubtedly impacted a lot of life's by helping various players to become pro streamers and peruse gaming carrier as a living.

Surely the future of Minecraft looks bright and Mojang is already onto developing a new mobile version for the title, still to a certain extent the Mojang also faces its own internal issues which were also reflected during the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the title as the leading creator of the game Markus Person was not invited to the party.

Let's see how the successful Minecraft title moves along in the future with a number of genres on the rise, prominently Battle Royale style titles would be the significant challenges for Mine craft and its developers to deal with. Until then, players can enjoy the vast lands in the game to discover endless possibilities.

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