We’ve all known Minecraft is a massive phenomenon, and now we have the data to prove it.
Mojang, the Microsoft-owned publisher of Minecraft, says it’s sold 106,859,714 copies of the block-building game since its launch in 2011 – including four copies sold to those few thousand permanent residents of Antarctica.
Since the beginning of 2016, Microsoft says, people have bought 53,000 copies of Minecraft every single day, across the PC, iPhone, Android, and video game console versions. 40 million players sign on to the game every month across all platforms.
Microsoft even made a handy infographic to show all of this off:
Thanks to its ability to teach kids the fundamentals of computer science in a fun way, Minecraft has also found its way into the classroom – and parents like Mark Cuban love playing with their kids, to encourage that learning.