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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Minecraft Fact Sheet 2018 - Platforms - Awards - Numbers Minecraft Facts 2018

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Minecraft by the Numbers:

Interesting facts:
Minecraft has sold more than 144 million copies to-date to players from virtually every country in the world.
More people are playing Minecraft than ever before – every month 74+ million unique Minecraft players engage across all platforms.
In 2016, Minecraft averaged over 53,000 units sold every day, and was the eighth best-selling video game of the year.
The average Minecraft player age is 24 (U.S.)
Minecraft is the best-selling PC game of all time, and also one of the highest rated (93 Metascore)
Minecraft is the No. 1 most-viewed game on YouTube and in 2014 was the second most-searched term on the site overall after “music”
More than 160 million people have watched more than 5 billion hours of Minecraft video content on YouTube.
There were 50 billion views of Minecraft online video content in the past year.
Minecraft’s “Togetherness ACTIVATED!” YouTube ad for the Better Together Update placed No 6 on YouTube’s list of top game-trailer ads of 2017, garnering over 11.8 million views.
51 percent of U.S. children aged 9-11 play Minecraft
90 percent of the U.S. online population is aware of the Minecraft brand
About ¾ (77 percent) of the U.S. general online population age 8-65 has heard of Minecraft.

Accolades and Awards:

Minecraft is one of the most widely recognised games of the past decade:
• In 2017, Minecraft received the Double Platinum PlayStation Award for exceeding 2M in sales on PlayStation Platforms in Japan, with only 13 other titles receiving this award since 1995. Minecraft has been the only game developed and published by a non-Japanese company to receive this award
• In 2015, Mojang’s Jens Bergensten was recognized by Fast Company as one of the top ten most creative people in business (May 2015)
• In 2015, Minecraft: Console Edition received the BAFTA for Best Family game, and in 2014 Minecraft was awarded the Kids’ Vote Game Award
• In 2012, Minecraft was awarded a Golden Joystick Award in the category Best Downloadable Game.
• Minecraft was named TIME Magazine’s “Game of the Year” in 2011
• Minecraft received five awards during the 2011 Game Developers Choice Awards, including the Innovation Award, Best Downloadable Game Award and Best Debut Game Award.
• Minecraft was recognized in the 2011 Independent Games Festival, winning the Audience Award and Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
• In 2010, the Alpha version of Minecraft was recognized as PC Gamer UK’s “Game of the Year.”

Boilerplates & Assets:

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Explore randomly-generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources, mine deep in Survival Mode - crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs, or customize your games and scenarios in Adventure Mode. Discover the latest content and best community creations through the ever-expanding Minecraft Marketplace. Do all this alone or with friends across your favorite platforms directly via Xbox LIVE, in massive community servers or in your own private world with the Realms service.

Minecraft is available on Windows, Mac OS, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, New Nintendo 3DS, Apple TV, Oculus Rift and Gear VR.

Mojang is a game development studio based in Sweden, best known for developing Minecraft. In 2014, Mojang joined Microsoft Studios to continue work on Minecraft and bring their vision, creative energy and innovative mindset to the development of future games.

Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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