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Minecraft Celebrates 11th Anniversary, Hits 200 Million Sales

On 11th Anniversary, Minecraft has reportedly sold over 200 million copies and 126 million players monthly.

Being one of the most influential video games of all time, sandbox survival game Minecraft has turned 11 years old recently and developer/publisher Mojang Studios decided to celebrate this occasion by releasing a few impressive numbers.

Most recently, Mojang has overhauled their brand with new logo, a brand-new trailer, changed their official name and even revealed an impressive overall sales numbers for Minecraft that has surpassed more than 200 million copies.

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Minecraft Celebrates 11th Anniversary, Hits 200 Million Sales

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Last year during this time on its tenth anniversary, Mojang's popular block builder title has sold over 176 million copies at that time. This clearly indicates that a staggering 24 million more copies of Minecraft were sold in last year alone.

According to reports, 126 million people are actively playing Minecraft every month across multiple platforms. There has been a 25% increase in player count for past few months and multiplayer sessions have increased by 40%.

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Now that many schools were forced to shut down because of COVID-19 outbreak, Minecraft: Education Edition was made free until June to help students learn through engagement, which has been downloaded 50 million times since launch.

Mojang also partnered up with UNDP for a campaign to share COVID-19 prevention guidance provided by World Health Organization via BlockDown Simulator free map for Minecraft: Java Edition to teach kids policies of social distancing.

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Minecraft: Dungeons Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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This year, Minecraft Earth was launched worldwide and RTX update beta was rolled out for PC version in association with Nvidia. Later this month, Minecraft: Dungeons will be joining Xbox Game Pass service and other platforms on May 26.

For entirety of 2019, Minecraft has dominated video-sharing platform YouTube with an astounding 100.2 billion views. It even surpassed Fortnite in popularity and views when YT's creator Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg joined the party.

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As part of their re-branding, Mojang Studios has revealed an updated logo ahead of Minecraft's birthday.




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Due to recent global crisis of Coronavirus pandemic, many are staying at home and logging into online multiplayer games. Amidst this tough time, people are relying on Minecraft to escape from day-to-day boredom of staying indoors.

Minecraft continues to dominate over gaming sphere by bringing more people closer than ever to cultivate our waning social connections between friends and families in the middle of a challenging time like ongoing year 2020.

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