112 million people play Minecraft every month, and sales have overtaken GTA 5

Minecraft has already celebrated its tenth anniversary and continues to grow further, leaving even GTA behind.

What is known

In an interview with Business Insider, the head of MojangHelen Chan said that Minecraft's monthly audience has grown to 112 active users. In October 2018, the studio boasted that the game had attracted 91 million gamers. So in just one year, Minecraft was able to attract 21 million people.

“We found out that this is a game (Minecraft)that gamers keep coming back to. It's not always the project that's at the forefront because there are so many other great games that keep coming out, but it's the one they like to come back to,” Chan says.

In recent months, the popularity of Minecraftgrew. For example, “game bloggers” like PewDiePie and jacksepticeye regularly release videos with cubic sandbox gameplay. In addition, “old people” suddenly woke up, who speak negatively about Fortnite, but remember Minecraft with warmth, raising the popularity of the project.

If we talk about sales, then, according toanalyst Daniel Ahmad, the international version of Minecraft has sold 180 million copies. By comparison, GTA 5 was purchased 110 million times. Note that the Rockstar project exists only on consoles and computers, while the Mojang game also runs on portable consoles and smartphones.