We call Minecraft today’s Super Mario because the level of excitement and engagement this game has is just like Super Mario. Based on the cultural formula, the game is not just a game but an educational tool. Too much of our excitement, the sale milestone has just crossed 121 million copies!
From 121 million sold copies, every month 55 million people play this game on average. This is the first official sales and engagement update since June when Microsoft confirmed 100 million sales and 40 million unique monthly players.
Back in the year 2014, Minecraft was taken over by Microsoft for just $2.5 billion. At the time of the deal, Persson mention in the news that “It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.”
Minecraft is available on PC and all major consoles, as well as smartphones. Looking ahead, Minecraft and Minecraft: Story Mode is headed to Nintendo Switch. In 2014, Xbox boss Phil Spencer addressed the possibility of developing a Minecraft sequel.
I don’t know if Minecraft 2 if that’s the thing that makes the most sense,
he said at the time.
The community around Minecraft is as strong as any community out there. We need to meet the needs and the desires of what the community has before we get permission to go off and do something else.
A few months ago Minecraft was in the news for its update on Windows Phone on which Marsh Davies spoke to a newspaper, saying that
We stopped shipping Minecraft updates for Windows Phone 8 back in October last year, Of course, players can still carry on building and explore their worlds as they always have, but, to get access to the newest Minecraft goodies, DLC, and other fun stuff, you’ll have to upgrade to the Windows 10 Mobile version of the game.