How many people play Minecraft? Player Count & Stats (2022)

Last Updated on: October 28th, 2022

Minecraft player count stats

Minecraft Player Count and Other Stats

Minecraft statistics player count facts how many people play minecraft How many people play MinecraftHere are a few of the most interesting Minecraft facts and stats I was able to find in my travels including how many people play Minecraft and much more. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Launched in 2011, the three-dimensional sandbox game Minecraft quickly gained a large, loyal following and won accolades for its ability to cross over between the worlds of video games and education. Over the years, it has amassed 250 million registered users and earned its developer, Mojang, a $2.5 billion payday from tech giant Microsoft in 2014.

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I recently sat down to see what Minecraft statistics and facts I could dig up. With that many users, there is much about the game that can be measured. Below are the results of some pretty intense research. I hope you find these stats helpful!

How many people play Minecraft?

In short, a lot! Minecraft’s player count has been growing steadily, year over year, over the past decade and is showing no signs of slowdown. Here is a rundown of the game’s annual monthly active user count.

Year Number of players (MAU)
2011 10 million
2012 20 million
2013 24 million
2016 40 million
2017 55 million
2018 91 million
2019 112 million
2020 131 million
2021 141 million
2022 173 million

How many people play Minecraft Earth?

18 million downloads globally so far

Last updated 1/6/21

Number of copies of Minecraft that have been sold:

200 million games sold

Last updated 12/15/21

Number of Minecraft copies sold in China:

100 million

Last updated 5/22/18

Number of Minecraft users in China:

close to 300 million registered users

Last updated 11/11/19

Number of Minecraft players in Japan:

1.145 million games sold

Last updated 1/20/20

Total number of Minecraft games sold in Japan in 2019:

620,894 copies

Minecraft was the first Microsoft game to sell 1 million copies in Japan.

Number of copies that Minecraft has been sold for PC and Mac:

30 million

Last updated 4/3/19

Average number of Minecraft games sold daily:


Last updated 6/2/16

Number of Minecraft copies sold in Antarctica:


Minecraft demographics and player activity

Now that we know there are hundreds of millions of Minecraft players, let’s have a look the game’s demographics and game activity.

Amount of time Chinese Minecraft players have spent in the game:

400,000 years worth

Last updated 11/11/19

Average age of a Minecraft player:

24 years old

Last updated 9/26/19

Monthly downloads from the Minecraft Marketplace:

10 million

Last updated 8/27/19

Number of items in the Minecraft marketplace:


Last updated 3/12/19

Number of Minecraft marketplace creators:


Last updated 3/12/19

Number of Minecraft content views on YouTube all time:

1 trillion views / 30,000 years of content

Last updated 12/15/21

Number of Minecraft employees:

80 employees

Last updated 2/8/17

Number of Minecraft: Education Edition users:

35 million students and teachers

Last updated 3/25/20

Number of countries with Minecraft: Education Edition users:

115 countries

Last updated 3/25/20

Number of lesson plans included in Minecraft: Education Edition:

250 lessons

Last updated 11/14/17

Number of Minecraft Hour of Code sessions to date:

70 million

Last updated 11/14/17

Total views of Minecraft videos on YouTube in 2020:

201 billion total views (most of all video games)

Total views of Minecraft videos on YouTube in 2019:

100 billion total views

Increase in new Minecraft players during the coronavirus pandemic:

25% increase

Minecraft revenue and player spending habits

Not only are millions of people playing Minecraft and building their happy places, they are also making in-game purchases. Here is a rundown of what we know about how much money Minecraft makes.

Total amount of Minecraft mobile revenue:

$500 million

Last updated 2/14/19

Amount that Minecraft earth earned in its launch week:


Total Minecraft Earth lifetime revenue:


Last updated 1/6/21

Amount Minecraft earned from mobile in 2018:

$110 million

Amount Minecraft earned from mobile in 2017:

$107 million

Percentage of Minecraft mobile earnings in 2018 that came from the US:


Amount Minecraft creators have made in selling items in the marketplace:

$1 million

Last updated 9/5/17

Amount Microsoft paid for Minecraft:

$2.5 billion

Minecraft Details

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Minecraft Description

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 or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs. (source)

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