Genre: Open-World-Survival
Studio: Mojang
Publisher: Mojang
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Genre: Open-World-Survival
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How many people play Minecraft?

Minecraft Users per Month

Before we show you the statistics, keep in mind that these are estimates. Noone outside of Mojang can say for sure how many people actually play the game. These numbers are also about the average player count per month, so the exact number can vary from source to source. With that out of the way, here are the numbers:

  • 2023: 180 million users
  • 2022: 170 million users
  • 2021: 141 million users
  • 2020: 130 million users
  • 2019: 91 million users
  • 2018: 75 million users
  • 2017: 55 million users
  • 2016: 40 million users

Minecraft continues its story of success!

Since 2011, Minecraft has experienced an increasing growth not only in sales, but also in user numbers. The unending stream of increasing user numbers is a sign of Minecraft’s success as a video game. With 65 million users in 2017 and 180 million users in 2023, Mojang Studios (and Microsoft) is showing its potential and that Minecraft’s unique interface and creativity were key to its success.

In 2023, a total of 900 million active users were counted.

All this together makes Minecraft the best and most popular game in the world! By the way, it is also the only game in the world that has sold 300 million copies.

Where do all the users come from?

Minecraft enjoys incredible popularity around the globe. But where do all these players come from? The United States tops the list with 21.21% Minecraft users. Brazil follows with 6.17% and Russia in third place with 5.59% users. Ranked 4th and 5th are the United Kingdom with 5.06% and Germany with 4.60%. This is where most Minecraft users come from:

Top 5 countries of Minecraft players 

  • USA: about 21.2%
  • Brazil: about 6.2%
  • Russia: about 6%
  • Great Britain: about 5%
  • Germany: about 4.6%

Where does this success come from?

Many will surely wonder where this success may come from and why so many people continue to play Minecraft. Some suggest that the initial success came from its developer, Markus Persson. Persson, aka Notch, involved players in the development processes, laying the foundation for player-centered development.

Others suggest that YouTube (especially Minecraft tutorials and Let’s Plays) has played a significant role in the game’s spreading and worldwide success.

Others see the factor of Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang studios as very important. Microsoft not only brought in new audiences, but also new platforms (especially the console versions). Lastly, Minecraft is easy to learn for beginners, but difficult to perfect, which is an important core component for a good game.

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