Minecraft achieves a historic milestone as the first video game to sell over 300 million copies worldwide.
Minecraft, a groundbreaking video game that has enthralled players for more than a decade, recently reached a remarkable milestone by selling over 300 million copies. This achievement marks it as the very first video game to surpass the 300 million units sold worldwide.
The enduring success of Minecraft comes as no surprise. From its humble beginnings to its acquisition by Microsoft, this beloved video game has maintained its popularity and sales status. Perhaps its enduring appeal can be attributed to its accessibility and the vast community of YouTube content creators who have produced countless videos about Minecraft.
The fact that over 62% of these 300 million copies were sold in just the past two and a half years, as reported by PC Gamer, is truly astounding. Minecraft is a versatile title, with various versions available for different console generations and mobile platforms. Personally, I own five different editions, while both my children possess three copies each!
The astonishing figure of 300 million copies sold is put into perspective when compared to Grand Theft Auto V, which holds the second-place position with 185 million copies sold. This data was shared during Minecraft Live, an annual event dedicated to celebrating the game and its creator, Mojang. As this momentous milestone approached, the statement from the event declared, “With over 300 million copies sold worldwide since its launch, Minecraft remains one of the best-selling video games of all time—an achievement that was beyond anyone’s initial expectations when we first laid our foundation blocks.”
This remarkable sales achievement was accompanied by several other notable announcements and statistics. These included the revelation of an armadillo as the winner of the mob vote, which will now inhabit the Savanna biome. Additionally, eye-opening statistics were presented, such as 15 million skeletons defeated by players, 8.8 million pickaxes crafted, 6.7 million diamonds discovered, and a staggering 700,000,000 cakes produced.
As someone who has enjoyed playing Minecraft regularly for over a decade, these statistics resonate deeply with me, and I take great pride in being one of its users.