These Minecraft Statistics demonstrate the state of the game in 2023. We will look at all the details about the platform’s demographics, financials and other interesting facts.
Without any further delay, let’s get into it.
Minecraft Statistics (Top Picks)
- Minecraft made $102.6 million from In-App Purchases in 2022.
- Minecraft generated a revenue of $380 million in 2021.
- Minecraft has 163.67 million monthly active players as of August 2023.
- 32% of Minecraft players are females.
- Minecraft has sold over 238 million units worldwide and is the second most popular game in sales.
- Minecraft has been downloaded over 10 million times on Google Play.
- There are 10,134 Minecraft servers worldwide In 2023.
Minecraft Users Statistics
Minecraft is loved by people of all ages, and its user count and demographics are proof of it. In this blog post, we will look at some of the most interesting Minecraft user statistics in this section.
- Minecraft had 163.55 million monthly active players in June 2023.
At the same time, the peak number of players in a single day was 10.90 million.
Below is a table that displays the monthly active users of Minecraft and the number of peak players in a day:
|Month||The Number of Active Players||Peak Players in a Day|
|June 2023||163.55 million||10.73 million|
|May 2023||180.43 million||10.90 million|
|April 2023||178.50 million||11.90 million|
|March 2023||182.60 million||12.17 million|
|February 2023||180.65 million||12.04 million|
|January 2023||173.50 million||12.35 million|
|December 2022||172.80 million||17.28 million|
|November 2022||171.80 million||17.18 million|
|October 2022||171.96 million||17.19 million|
|September 2022||172.85 million||17.28 million|
|August 2022||173.10 million||17.31 million|
|July 2022||172.65 million||17.36 million|
|June 2022||172.01 million||17.20 million|
|May 2022||173.05 million||17.30 million|
|April 2022||173.50 million||17.35 million|
|March 2022||172.05 million||17.20 million|
|February 2022||173.50 million||17.35 million|
|January 2022||174.02 million||17.40 million|
|December 2021||175.01 million||17.50 million|
- Minecraft had an average of 93 million monthly active users in 2021.
The number of active users peaked in 2020 with the number touching 131 million. This has a lot to do with the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns back then
Below is a table presenting the average monthly active users of Minecraft over the years:
|Year||Average Monthly Active Users of Minecraft|
- As of 2020, 600 million players were registered globally on Minecraft.
China is currently the largest market for Minecraft, with 66.67% of registered players hailing from the country. This accounts for a staggering 400 million players.
Additionally, as of October 2021, Minecraft players in China exceeded 500 million.
Interestingly, only 200 million registered Minecraft players are outside China.
- Minecraft’s average number of viewers is 52.9k on Twitch.
In May 2023, this number was 81 thousand, which was 25.8 thousand more than in June 2023.
This table shows the complete insights into the viewers of Minecraft on Twitch:
|Month||The Number of Minecraft Viewers on Twitch|
|July 2023||52.9 thousand|
|June 2023||55.2 thousand|
|May 2023||81 thousand|
|April 2023||92.3 thousand|
|March 2023||74.1 thousand|
|February 2023||59.6 thousand|
|January 2023||97.5 thousand|
|December 2022||45.2 thousand|
|November 2022||62 thousand|
|October 2022||56.6 thousand|
|September 2022||86.7 thousand|
|August 2022||123 thousand|
|July 2022||72.4 thousand|
|June 2022||55.3 thousand|
|May 2022||32.8 thousand|
|April 2022||38.5 thousand|
|March 2022||41.3 thousand|
|February 2022||50.3 thousand|
|January 2022||81.3 thousand|
|December 2022||73.6 thousand|
|November 2022||77.7 thousand|
|October 2022||91 thousand|
|September 2022||106 thousand|
|August 2022||102 thousand|
|July 2022||71.9 thousand|
- 21.21% of Minecraft players come from the United States.
Brazil has the second-largest player base, accounting for 6.17% of the total player count, excluding Chinese free-to-play gamers.
The table below illustrates the leading countries in terms of Minecraft players.
|Top Country||The Percentage of Minecraft Players|
|The United States||21.21%|
|The United Kingdom||5.06%|
As per Mojang, players of Minecraft multiplayer logged in for over 1 billion hours of gameplay in 2020.
When the pandemic began, there was a 25% increase in new players for the game and 40% more people playing the game together.
Source: acitveplayer.io, Statista, Headphones Addict.
Minecraft User Demography Statistics
Minecraft has a broad demographic range, with players aged 3 to 60. Let’s gather the relevant statistics to understand the user base of Minecraft better.
- 32% of Minecraft players are Females.
Despite common misconceptions, Minecraft is not just popular among boys and men.
Approximately 32% of players are women, steadily increasing as more females streamers stream the game on Twitch.
- The average age of Minecraft users is 24 years.
The largest age group of Minecraft players falls between 15 to 21 years old, making up 43% of the total player population.
This table displays the percentage of Minecraft players for each age group.
|Age group||Share of Minecraft Players|
|Less than 15 years||20.59%|
|15 to 21 years||43%|
|22 to 30 years||21%|
- A huge number of minecraft users are children.
53% of children between the ages of 6 and 8 play Minecraft.
The table provides a more comprehensive overview of the age range of Minecraft players.
|Age Group||Share of Players|
|6 to 8 years||53%|
|9 to 12 years||68%|
- 70% of children aged between 3 to 8 play Minecraft on a tablet.
Moreover, around half of 9 to 12 year olds prefer to play Minecraft on a tablet, while the remaining half opt for the PC.
According to an Australian survey, 80% of children play Minecraft with someone else, often with relatives, parents, friends, or other players online.
Interestingly, only 11% of parents choose to join in on the fun and play Minecraft with their kids.
- 54% of Minecraft players aged between 3 to 12 are girls.
Among the 3 to 12 age group, a higher percentage of boys (54%) play Minecraft than girls (32%).
The gender gap widens even further in the 6 to 8 age group, where 68% of boys play Minecraft versus 29% of girls.
Here are complete insights into the Minecraft players by Gender.
|3 to 12 years||54%||32%|
|6 to 8 years||68%||29%|
32% of boys between 6 and 8 have viewed Minecraft videos on YouTube, while only 9% of girls have done the same.
Source: Headphones Additc, Tech Jury.
Minecraft Revenue Statistics
This section presents the essential statistics related to Minecraft revenue.
- Minecraft has a revenue of $380 million as per the latest figures.
According to recent data, Minecraft generated $380 million in revenue in 2021, which is $35 million less than the previous year.
To date, the highest revenue recorded by Minecraft was in 2018, with $500 million.
Please refer to the table below for the total annual revenue of Minecraft over the years:
- In 2021, $222.35 million in Minecraft revenue came from desktops or PC.
Minecraft’s revenue is primarily generated from desktops, with more than 58.51% of revenue coming from this source.
Mobile devices account for the remaining 41.49% of revenue.
The table below shows the desktop revenue of Minecraft over the years:
|Year||The Annual Desktop Revenue of Minecraft|
- Minecraft is valued at $1.7 billion.
In 2014, Markus Notch Persson sold Minecraft for 2.5 billion to Microsoft. This came after it already sold 15 million copies and made a name for itself as a beloved indie hit.
Additionally, Microsoft made Minecraft more accessible to a broader audience by releasing a mobile version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition after acquiring it.
Source: Statista, Business of Apps.
Minecraft Mobile Revenue Statistics
The portion of Minecraft’s total revenue coming from mobile is notable. This section will provide key statistics on Minecraft’s mobile revenue.
- In 2022, the mobile revenue of Minecraft was $102.6 million.
In 2020, the annual mobile revenue was $140.23 million.
Below is a table that displays the complete details of the annual revenue of Minecraft over the years:
|Year||The Annual Mobile Revenue of Minecraft|
Minecraft Sales Statistics
Minecraft sales have been increasing by an average of 25% yearly. This section will provide all the essential statistics on Minecraft sales.
- Minecraft has recorded all time sales of 238 million units globally.
This makes Minecraft one of the most sold games of all time.
The number of unit sales increased by 38 million compared to 2020, with a total of 238 million units sold worldwide in 2021.
The table below displays the cumulative sales of Minecraft from 2011 to 2021.
- The pocket edition of Minecraft sold 130 million units worldwide in 2021.
The sales of pocket editions of Minecraft are continuing to grow annually, with 113 million units sold in 2020.
Please refer to the accompanying table for a summary of cumulative sales over the years:
Source: Business of Apps.
Did you know? Minecraft is one of the most popular games on Xbox.
Minecraft Viewers On Twitch Statistics
Minecraft holds 9th in the list of the most popular games streamed on Twitch. This section will gather all the essential statistics regarding Minecraft viewers on Twitch.
- As of July 2023, Minecraft events on the Twitch video streaming service were watched for 34 million hours.
In May 2023, Minecraft’s watching hours on Twitch were 60.1 million, which is 20.5 million hours more than in June 2023.
This table shows the complete insight into it:
|Month||Watching hours of Minecraft on Twitch|
|July 2023||34 million hours|
|June 2023||39.6 million hours|
|May 2023||60.1 million hours|
|April 2023||66.2 million hours|
|March 2023||54.4 million hours|
|February 2023||39.6 million hours|
|January 2023||72 million hours|
|December 2022||33.6 million hours|
|November 2022||44.6 million hours|
|October 2022||39.1 million hours|
|September 2022||61.8 million hours|
|August 2022||91.8 million hours|
|July 2022||52.2 million hours|
|June 2022||39.8 million hours|
|May 2022||24.3 million hours|
|April 2022||27.6 million hours|
|March 2022||30.1 million hours|
|February 2022||33.5 million hours|
|January 2022||60.4 million hours|
|December 2022||54.7 million hours|
|November 2021||55.9 million hours|
|October 2021||67.7 million hours|
|September 2021||76.3 million hours|
|August 2021||75.9 million hours|
|July 2021||53.48 million hours|
The below Image shows the Minecraft statistics on Twitch by month.
Source: Twitch Tracker.
Bonus: Twitch is the only platform that has the most influence on the gaming industry with more than 140 million unique visitors each month.
Minecraft Streamers Statistics
As of 2023, Minecraft streamers operate in 95 countries. This section provides key statistics on Minecraft streams.
- 2.6 thousand Minecraft concurrent streams were playing as of July 2023.
This table shows the complete insights into the streams of Minecraft over time:
|Month||Minecraft Streams on Twitch|
|July 2023||2.6 thousand|
|June 2023||2.4 thousand|
|May 2023||2 thousand|
|April 2023||2.3 thousand|
|March 2023||2.1 thousand|
|February 2023||2.3 thousand|
|January 2023||2.3 thousand|
|December 2022||1.7 thousand|
|November 2022||1.7 thousand|
|October 2022||1.8 thousand|
|September 2022||2.1 thousand|
|August 2022||2.9 thousand|
|July 2022||2.8 thousand|
|June 2022||2.1 thousand|
|May 2022||1.9 thousand|
|April 2022||2.2 thousand|
|March 2022||2.2 thousand|
|February 2022||2.7 thousand|
|January 2022||3.1 thousand|
|December 2021||2.9 thousand|
|November 2021||2.5 thousand|
|October 2021||2.6 thousand|
- Cellbit is the top live Minecraft stream on Twitch, with 32,943 viewers.
Currently, the second most popular Minecraft live streamer is Forever, which has an audience of 13,838 viewers.
Below is a table displaying the most popular Minecraft live streams ranked by viewer count.
Source: Twitch Tracker.
Minecraft Download Statistics
Minecraft has been downloaded over 10.20 million times on Google Play and the Apple Store. Let’s explore its features and specifics in further detail.
- Minecraft has been downloaded over 10 million times on Google Play.
In July 2022, Minecraft was downloaded 200,000 times by Apple users alone. However, the App Store does not display the total number of downloads.
The game has received 3,760,000 reviews on Google Play Stores.
- In 2021, Chinese Minecraft had 425 million downloads.
China has a unique way of experiencing Minecraft through its own ‘China Edition’ rather than the traditional Java or Bedrock versions.
Although some players may consider it a completely different game, it closely resembles traditional Minecraft.
The number of Chinese Minecraft users has been increasing every year since 2017. In 2020, the Chinese Minecraft app was downloaded 400 million times.
Please refer to the table below for the number of Chinese Minecraft downloads over the years:
|Year||The Number of Downloads|
Minecraft Earth, which uses AR technology, received 2.5 million downloads in its first year after release.
In the initial ten days, the Earth version had 1.4 million downloads, with 86% of them originating from the United States.
Source: Headphones Addict.
Minecraft Traffic Statistics
This section will review all the statistics related to Minecraft traffic.
- 24 million people visited Minecraft in June 2023.
In June 2023, Minecraft had 2.6 million visitors, an increase from May 2023.
Please refer to the table below for the number of Minecraft users in the past 3 months:
|Month||The Number of Minecraft Visitors|
- 29.51% of Minecraft traffic comes from the United States as of June 2023.
Brazil is the second highest contributor, with 3.75% of the traffic.
This table shows the leading Minecraft traffic contributors:
|Top Country||Share of Minecraft Traffic|
|The United States||29.51%|
|The United Kingdom||3.37%|
- 54.2% of Minecraft traffic comes from desktops.
Minecraft receives most of its traffic from desktop devices, with the remaining traffic coming from mobile devices (45.8%).
- In the United States, 60.37% of Minecraft traffic comes from desktops, while 39.63% comes from mobile devices.
Brazil is the leading country in desktop traffic to Minecraft, with 85.8%, while 14.2% comes from mobile devices.
This table below shows some of the leading countries’ Desktop and Mobile traffic to Minecraft.
|Country||Desktop Traffic||Mobile Traffic|
|The United States||60.37%||39.63%|
- The United States sends all its Minecraft traffic by 11.2 million devices.
The United States used the most devices to send Minecraft traffic, followed by Brazil, with 8.3 million devices.
This table shows the top countries with the number of devices used to send traffic to Minecraft:
|Top countries||The Number of Devices|
|The United States||11.2 million|
- 26.63% of Minecraft traffic came from the keyword “minecraft”.
Regarding Minecraft traffic, 2.4% was generated by the keyword “minecraft classic,” while 1.96% came from “minecraft download.”
The table below displays the top keywords used for Minecraft that generated the most traffic.
|Top Keyword||Minecraft Traffic|
|Minecraft education edition||1.96%|
- Most of the Minecraft traffic comes from people aged between 18 to 24 years.
Around 40% of Minecraft traffic is generated by users aged between 18 and 24, making up every fourth game user.
The second largest group contributing to the traffic is aged 25 to 34, accounting for 29.22%.
A table provides a comprehensive view of the traffic insights categorized by age group for Minecraft.
|Age Group||Share of traffic|
|18 to 24 years||40.31%|
|25 to 34 years||29.22%|
|35 to 44 years||14.12%|
|45 to 54 years||8.20%|
|55 to 64 years||5%|
|More than 65 years||3.14%|
- 50.61% of Minecraft traffic comes from organic search.
Organic searches are the primary source of Minecraft traffic, followed by direct sources, which account for 42.64% of total traffic.
Paid searches only contribute to 0.01% of the total traffic.
Please refer to the table provided for a comprehensive overview of Minecraft traffic by source,
|Source||Share of Minecraft Traffic|
- 62.19% of social traffic of Minecraft comes from YouTube.
The majority of Minecraft’s social traffic comes from YouTube.
Following youtube is Twitter, which contributes to 15.62% of Minecraft’s social traffic.
Below is a table that displays Minecraft’s social traffic across various social platforms:
|Social Platforms||Share of Social Traffic|
Source: Semrush, Similar Web.
General Minecraft Statistics
Below are some general statistics about Minecraft that illustrate its popularity.
- There are 10,134 Minecraft servers globally.
The United States boasts the most number of servers, totaling 4,328. To put it in perspective, that accounts for 42.7% of all Minecraft servers worldwide.
The United Kingdom comes in second, with 6.8% of the servers. It’s interesting that 15 countries only have one Minecraft server each.
A table shows the top countries by the number of Minecraft Servers.
|Top Country||The Number of Minecraft Servers|
|The United States||4,328 servers|
|The United Kingdom||696 servers|
|The Netherlands||175 servers|
Did you know? You can host your custom Minecraft server? Running Minecraft from your server makes the world-building experience exclusive, and lets other users share in your awesome creation. Just make sure to choose the right Minecraft server host.
- More than 65% of searches in Asia were related to Minecraft in 2020.
The second top region was South America, where 58% of all internet searches were related to Minecraft.
A table shows the percentage of Minecraft searches in all internet searches by region.
|Region||The Percentage of Minecraft Searches|
Source: Headphones Addict.
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That’s all about Minecraft!
Minecraft is one of the most famous games worldwide, with millions of users playing and exploring this game.
Minecraft’s growth is likely to continue, even with a slower growth rate, as it adds new features while maintaining its core gameplay.
I hope you have found this article informative. For the latest update, keep revising this article. We will be updating it from time to time. Meanwhile, Happy Gaming!
Despite being favored by children, the average age of Minecraft users is 24 years.
The game has 140 million monthly active players, up from 91 million in 2018. Which is some serious interacting user base. It is safe to say Minecraft is still popular among people globally!