Minecraft passes 10 million users

Friday, 1 July 2011 20:56 GMT By Andrew Groen

Everybody in the gaming industry knows Minecraft is popular, but until now we didn’t really know exactly how popular it really is.

The designer of Minecraft, Markus Persson, tweeted earlier today that Minecraft had officially passed that most ridiculous of user counts, ten million.

It was just a quick, off-hand comment rather than a full press release, so we don’t have any details on how dedicated those players are.

Are those active users? Or is that the total number of accounts that have been set up? Persson did not clarify.