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'Minecraft': over 60.8 million file sharers against around 26.6 million copies sold for PC p

TECXIPIO infographic cover image about the popular online game "Minecraft". A teaser says: 60,872,299 file sharers form a vast fan base for the sandbox game 'Minecraft'

How popular is "Minecraft"?

"Minecraft" – the popular online game developed by the Swedish, Microsoft-owned video game developer Mojang, has thrilled and captivated a huge number of fans around the globe. With an impressive 122 million copies sold for all manner of platforms (26.6 million for PC), "Minecraft" is not only among the best-selling PC games in the world, but also has 55 million active players every single month, what means according to the developer's own stats, "[...] if every player lined up in a row, the conga line would encircle the globe... which is pretty astonishing [...]", IGN reported in February 2017!

This boundless popularity was also mirrored in file sharing activity, what further underlines the success of "Minecraft" as one of the most popular online games worldwide. A huge fan base of 60,872,299 gamers has downloaded and shared the "Minecraft" in various installments since July 20, 2012 to August 2, 2017. According to this vast number, "Minecraft" ensured spot 5 within the most popular online games downloaded and shared in P2P networks in the first six months of 2017.

"Minecraft" is so incredibly successful and popular because it's delightful. It's relaxing. It's joyful. It's goofy. It's an amazing interactive canvas to build anything you want." The Business Insider reviewed in February 2017.

But, in which country of the world was "Minecraft" crowned as the most popular online game exactly? As we have reported in a related article about the top games worldwide, the best online video games seem to be downloaded, shared and played the most in Russia. Accordingly, Russia pinned down the top spot with nearly 20% of the world’s "Minecraft" fan base. The following countries where gaming fans for the sandbox game can be located were China, Brazil, Ukraine and the United States.

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The TECXIPIO infographic shows where the popular online game 'Minecraft' has the most fans in the world. Russia is the country where the most 'Minecraft' fans come from.



Definition: The rankings are based on the number of unique file sharers: How many peers (file sharers) shared at least one file of the popular online game "Minecraft" between July 20, 2012 and August 2, 2017?


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