If you guessed Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, you’re totally wrong.
Unsurprisingly, the game that made its way onto schools as an educational program AND also still making waves on streams to this day will usually covet the 200 million sales mark. That title is, of course, Mojang’s Minecraft, celebrating its 11th anniversary with this piece of news.
Also, the company will be rebranding itself and teasing a slew of brand new games. In addition to the sales figures milestone, Studio head Helen Chiang also shared the game’s many contributions, such as free educational worlds on the Minecraft Marketplace that schools can use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are some other Minecraft figures to take note:
- The game’s monthly player count is at 126 million. This also includes the Chinese free-to-play version, which features over 300 million players in 2019 alone.
- Minecraft is YouTube’s most-watched game; it racked up 100.2 billion views total. For comparison’s sake, battle royale title Fortnite has 60.9 billion.
Here’s to another few years of Minecraft shenanigans, I guess. We need something to placate children and young ones into gaming without it being inherently violent and senseless.