Big sales and high activity – 2019 was the best year in Minecraft history

In terms of business performance and user activity, 2019 was the best year ever. Minecraft. This was announced by the head of the gaming direction Microsoft Phil Spencer, from the filing of which the corporation bought the project together with the studio that created it Mojang for $ 2.5 billion five years ago.

The popularity of Minecraft has always been consistently high, but at certain points in terms of media coverage, video views and other metrics, the game went by the wayside, while royal battles, for example, came to the fore. Over the past year, however, the sandbox has been able to recover, gain a foothold and significantly expand the audience.

“This is not just recovery [позиций]. 2019 was the best year for Minecraft, “said Phil Spencer.

In November was reportedthat in China alone over 300 Minecraft accounts are registered, and western sales exceed the mark of 180 million copies.

The number of monthly active users was at around 112 million people.

Google team called Minecraft the most popular video platform game of 2019 YouTube. Video on it over the past twelve months was collected in total 100.2 billion views. Nearest competitor Fortnitegenerated 60.9 billion views.

Mojang is currently working on an update to Minecraft. In particular, The PC version should receive support for ray tracing technology in 2023, with which it will significantly transform.

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