Minecraft Revenue and Usage Statistics (2022)

December 20, 2022

Minecraft Revenue and Usage Statistics (2022)

Telltale Games released Minecraft: Story Mode between 2016 and 2017. This was the first attempt at expanding the IP beyond the sandbox environment. Mojang would follow Telltale Games' expansion, Minecraft Dungeons in 2020. This dungeon-crawler is available on PC and consoles.

Mojang has stated that it is not interested building Minecraft 2. Therefore, we should expect more branches from the IP rather than a new base game. It will continue to add more detail to the original game and the modding community remains active.

We have collected statistics and data on Minecraft. Continue reading to learn more.

Key statistics for Minecraft

- Minecraft generated $380 Million revenue in 2021, while mobile revenue accounted $110 million. More than 130 million people played Minecraft once a month in 2020
Minecraft has been purchased in all formats more than 200 million times
- Minecraft's Chinese Edition, which is a free download, has been downloaded more than 400 million times

Overview of Minecraft

Minecraft revenue

Microsoft does not separate Minecraft revenue from its Xbox Game Studios. Our estimate is based upon Minecraft and Pocket Edition sales, along with other revenue sources.

Minecraft annual revenue 2012-2021 ($mm).

Sources: GamesBrief and PC Gamer, VentureBeat, The Verge, VentureBeat

Minecraft mobile revenue

The mobile version of Minecraft made $161 million in 2021. This represents 42% of the total revenue.

Minecraft mobile revenue 2012-2021 ($mm).

Source: Sensor Tower

Minecraft users

In 2021, Minecraft had an estimated 93,000,000 MAUs. Its peak MAUs reached 131 million in 2020.

Monthly active Minecraft users 2016-2021 (mm).

Note: This includes monthly active users. Sources: EuroGamer. PC Mag. Polygon. VG247

Minecraft sales

Since its launch, Minecraft has been sold 238 million copies. This includes Pocket Edition, and other spin-offs.

Minecraft cumulative sales 2011-2021 (mm).

Note: This is cumulative sales. Sources: EuroGamer, Forbes, IGN, Polygon, Statista, VentureBeat

Pocket Edition of Minecraft available for purchase

Since its launch, Minecraft: Pocket Edition has sold more than 130 million copies.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition cumulative sales 2012-2021 (mm).

Note: This is cumulative sales. Sources: EuroGamer, Mojang, US Gamer, VentureBeat

Minecraft Chinese edition downloads

Minecraft's Chinese edition was launched with NetEase. It has been downloaded 425,000,000 times as of July 2021.

Downloads cumulative for Minecraft Chinese Edition 2017-2021 (mm).

Sources: Games Indsutry, KitGuru, PocketGamer

FAQ for Minecraft

What has Minecraft made in terms of revenue since its launch?

The Verge reports that Minecraft has sold approximately $3 billion in games over its lifetime (The Verge).

What was the price paid by Microsoft for Minecraft?

Mojang Studios was acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 billion (Fool) in 2014. This is roughly 20 times the earnings of Mojang Studios.

What percentage of Minecraft gamers are mobile?

The mobile version of Minecraft is responsible for around 30% of all revenue generated (Sensor Tower).

Which regions is Pocket Edition most popular?

Minecraft: Pocket Edition is the most played version of the game in North America and Asia (US Gamer).

How many views has Minecraft YouTube videos received?

In 2020, YouTubers viewed Minecraft content 201 Billion times (Forbes).

What has Minecraft Marketplace brought in revenue?

In just two months, Minecraft Marketplace creators made $1 million in revenue (VentureBeat).

How many times have you downloaded Minecraft Earth?

Minecraft Earth had 2.5 million downloads within its first 12 months (Pocket Gamer).