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Minecraft now hits 112 million players each month

What you need to know

  • Minecraft is a sandbox game from Xbox Game Studios.
  • The title keeps on growing with each update.
  • According to the latest figures, over 112 million players experience the game every month.
  • You can play Minecraft through Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).

Minecraft has been in the news for a number of reasons lately. Microsoft is teaming up with NVIDIA for ray tracing support and another augmented reality game called Minecraft Earth is being tested out around the world. However, the original's numbers keep on climbing, too.

In a report by Business Insider, it was revealed that Minecraft now has over 112 million players each month. This is an absolutely staggering number that beats every other game out there. The article said the following.

The game now has over 112 million players every month, Minecraft studio head Helen Chiang told Business Insider in a phone interview this week. 'Over the past five years since the acquisition, Minecraft is continuing to grow,' she said.

Given the fact that the game is available on almost every platform out there, it's no surprise that it keeps on growing. However, aggressive post-launch support and the ability for users to create content, even campaigns, in the game is the real reason behind its success in my opinion. Hopefully, the title will continue to flourish in the coming years and reach even greater heights.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

11 Comments
  • It's a good little game, so this is good news.
  • Yeah! its good. I was like "zz another Gears", but it came up on Game Pass. Wow, its really good.
    Coalition already doing great work :)
  • I think you're confused. This topic is about Minecraft.
  • Right 😂 Minecraft not gears.
  • Great numbers. Minecraft is beast. Looking forward to the new version coming with next Gen.
  • Really? they announced a new version for their next console?
  • well we just past 4500 members of my minecraft realm this last week. its a popular game.
  • Great achievement, although I personally just can't get into Minecraft, the whole, hitting blocks and collecting resources thing just doesn't excite me. But some of the crazy stuff people have done is incredible.
  • So I have never played Minecraft, what is the big draw, what do people like about it?
  • I feel like maybe it's the freedom that the game allows, but honestly im not too sure.
  • Is this a new game? The graphics look very primitive.