In a blog post this morning, Mojang Studios Studio Head Helen Chiang announced that Minecraft surpassed 200 million copies sold, reaffirming its place as the best selling game of all time.
It’s a staggering amount, nearly double that of the runner up, Grand Theft Auto 5, which has sold 120 million copies. Grand Theft Auto 5 is the most profitable entertainment product of all time, though, which makes sense due to its initial $60 price tag.
Just Overshadowed By Fortnite
It’s difficult to imagine just how massive of a player base that is, especially considering that the game is still played by 126 million people each month.
According to the blog post, an impressive percentage of owners after such a long period of being on the market. Minecraft has been overshadowed by Fortnite in the mainstream for some time, but it doesn’t appear to have affected its sales at all.
The Sales Number Could Increase Further
There’s no telling how much further Minecraft will go. With next-generation consoles looming in the near future, it’s possible that more ports of the game are announced for future generations of hardware.
It’s difficult to imagine the game crossing the 300 million sales mark, but certainly not impossible — though it will likely take a few more years if that is the case. Either way, Minecraft is a massive achievement for everyone involved.
So yeah in other words, let’s just play and wait till’ the new sales number update announced. Until then, what do you all think about this amazing news guys?