The Minecraft mobile apps made Microsoft over $100 million last year. The profits are the highest for the iOS and Android versions of Mojang's blocky sandbox adventure.
I admit that I was one of those people who laughed when MS spent 2.5 billion USD in 2014 for Mojang. I was wrong. This game is not going anywhere.
Crazy how this game got so huge. Same as Fortnite. There's a formula, and it's streaming. What popular culture rip offs were for Fortnite, Mods were for Minecraft. Popularity to follow, kids(and parents) to spend $. I've seen children play Minecraft, and I have seen them play Mario.. With Minecraft, they seem to mimic streamers/videos.
mario is a high quality game, for you to compare mario to this just reminds me why single player games are dying,
I'm not comparing Mario.. Just comparing one of the more accessible popular single player games(to children and long time fans) to Minecraft, not that they are similar or on the same level. I'm saying that children follow trends, and that's where the money is. Mario's $ is in the initial purchase, not the long game and Minecraft and Fortnite are running.
They definitely made a lot more than that back. They bought Minecraft when it was around 30 million players. Now it's at 154 million copies sold. The 2nd best selling game of all time. fun fact: Phil Spencer was the one that convinced Nadella to buy Minecraft.
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