The immensely popular game Minecraft, which is owned by Microsoft, has achieved an incredible milestone, surpassing 300 million copies sold to date. This accomplishment solidifies its place as one of the best-selling games in the history of gaming.
Although Minecraft’s blocky biomes have become a timeless fixture, the game is gearing up to celebrate its 15th anniversary next year. To mark this achievement, the company shared some remarkable statistics, including the creation of 15 million pickaxes, the discovery of 6.7 million diamonds, and the defeat of 15 million skeletons by players.
The announcement of the 300 million copies sold milestone was made during the ‘Minecraft Live 2023’ event. During this event, Game director Agnes Larsson and Minecraft developers unveiled a range of exciting features scheduled to be included in next year’s update.
Minecraft Legends, which received substantial updates in August, is preparing for its most significant update yet. Among the new features, players will have the opportunity to engage in battles while riding a courageous frog, a mount capable of faster swimming and higher jumps than any other.
Additionally, the ‘Star Wars: Path of the Jedi DLC’ is set to return to Minecraft on November 7, offering fans of the franchise new adventures within the blocky world.
What’s more, ‘Minecraft Live’ also revealed a collaboration between BBC Studios and Minecraft Education, in which they will transform Earth’s most fascinating landscapes and creatures into an explorable, blocky format. This collaboration will coincide with the premiere of ‘Planet Earth III’ by BBC Earth on screens next year, with corresponding DLC for Minecraft Education and Minecraft Marketplace to follow shortly afterward.