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Minecraft Tops 90 Million Active Monthly Users, Over 250 Million Downloads

Microsoft has announced Minecraft has reached a new record in terms of concurrent active users per month.

The game now sees over 91 million active users every month, with 154 million copies of the game being sold across pretty much every gaming (or not) platform under the sun. Furthermore, the game has been downloaded over 250 million times, a figure that includes the 100 million downloads from China, where the game is free.

Previously, Microsoft acquired both Minecraft and its developer Mojang from its founder, Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, back in 2014 for a cool $2.5 billion.

In related news, a new spinoff game in the franchise, Minecraft: Dungeons, was recently announced – you can read more about that here.

Minecraft has been available for Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, 3DS, PS Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and both iOS and Android. The console version’s new Bedrock update was rolled out in September of last year, enabling players to play in VR, as well as cross-platform.

Editor’s Note: Featured image is from Peachyhue

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