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Minecraft is more popular than Dota 2

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Minecraft ahhh

I love looking at statistics. There’s something so solid and factual about the cold, hard truth of numbers, and these numbers are impressive. Minecraft finally has some statistics about how many people are playing the game at any given time, and it’s a little on the incredible side.

Over on twitter, Nathan “Dinnerbone” Adams finally had access to information on concurrents for Minecraft. In a series of tweets, we got some details:

He didn’t (or couldn’t) say how many people were playing on the various versions, or if they were playing with specific launchers. However, Minecraft is often said to be a purely multiplayer game, but oh wow are they wrong.

This means half a million people are logging onto Minecraft and playing all by themselves. Unlike Dota 2, where people often blame invitations from others and continuing gameplay as part of a group of friends, Minecraft is grabbing insanely high numbers from people all on their own. Plus there are the multiplayer fans.

I knew Minecraft was popular, but this is a whole new level of popularity. Comparing it to games on Steam (which is the only platform with real transparency on concurrents), Minecraft surpasses even the most popular game, Dota 2. It seems that at any time of the day or night, we can assume someone is punching trees and building bizarre creations. No wonder Microsoft happily bought it for all that money – with these kinds of concurrents it’s got some serious value, even after all these years. Are you part of that statistic, or does this completely surprise you?

Last Updated: January 12, 2015

34 Comments

  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 12, 2015 at 09:03

    I’m not surprised, tons of people love it. For interests’ sake, Steam announced a new record for concurrent users the other day – 8.5mil. So Minecraft is kicking ass.

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    • Viking Of Science

      January 12, 2015 at 09:10

      Yeah, I saw that too…. No wonder I could even find a Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Multiplayer game to join yesterday morning!

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  2. Gerhard Davids

    January 12, 2015 at 09:13

    Do you enjoy Darksouls and at the same time minecraft, why not combine them with The Mad Pack 2 on the ATLAuncher. Vloek me later.

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      January 12, 2015 at 09:17

      Dark Craft

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      • Gerhard Davids

        January 12, 2015 at 09:19

        More like Soulcraft. Because you need a new one after you lose your first few worlds and have sold yours to get ahead.

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          January 12, 2015 at 09:22

          Lol

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  3. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 12, 2015 at 09:16

  4. Hammersteyn

    January 12, 2015 at 09:19

    There are currently over 998,000 people playing Minecraft. I wish a tenth of that amount would play PS2. But the servers would probably buckle.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 12, 2015 at 09:26

      Indeed. Still, I just wish for local server

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      • z1n

        January 12, 2015 at 09:59

        Uhhm. Maybe I’m missing something but can’t you just run a server yourself? Or is this just the case for the master race? Surely you can get a PS (or even PC) to run a local MC server. I just set up an old desktop and everyone at home gets to login and breaks things whenever they like.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 12, 2015 at 10:04

          We are talking about a local server for Planetside 2

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          • z1n

            January 12, 2015 at 10:16

            Ahh good old Monday morning. Not enough coffee I say! I knew I was missing something. I didn’t click that PS2 isn’t the Sony console. Never mind, carry on as usual… πŸ˜›

          • Admiral Chief

            January 12, 2015 at 10:32

            huehuehue

            NURSE GET THIS MAN SOME COFFEE STAT!!!

          • z1n

            January 12, 2015 at 10:35

            haha. And a copy of PS2 since I’m now curious.

            Also, not to be nitpicking or anything (this is a lie)… the email I get from Disqus says you sent me that last message at 3:32AM. I’m gonna check if this is because of my settings or something, but it may just be on your side?

          • Admiral Chief

            January 12, 2015 at 11:01

            Check your region settings perhaps.

            Planetside 2 is combat on a MASSIVE scale, and quite fun too.

          • z1n

            January 12, 2015 at 11:07

            UTC +2 apparently. Probably just a Disqus bug (that gets the OCD going).

            I (wallet included) will have to tackle this after this work week. Looks rather interesting. Steam sale where are you when I need you??!

          • Admiral Chief

            January 12, 2015 at 11:20

            PS2 is free…….some grinding required

      • z1n

        January 12, 2015 at 09:59

        Uhhm. Maybe I’m missing something but can’t you just run a server yourself? Or is this just the case for the master race? Surely you can get a PS (or even PC) to run a local MC server. I just set up an old desktop and everyone at home gets to login and breaks things whenever they like.

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  5. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 12, 2015 at 09:21

    Those are some insane numbers.

    But I still have to ask how this is good value for MS? How are they going to monetise on MInecraft? With so many current users I don’t see many more buying the game. So what? Microtransactions? In Minecraft?

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    • Kromas, Guardian of Cenarius

      January 12, 2015 at 09:23

      Shutdown Minecraft support and resell the game as is but call it Ms Minecraft 2.

      Oops I gave them ideas. πŸ˜›

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    • Norm (@e3zype3zy)

      January 12, 2015 at 11:16

      MicroMineTransactionsCraft O_O

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  6. Admiral Chief

    January 12, 2015 at 09:26

    LOOOL I head a little piece of Matty die all the way from here

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    • RinceThis

      January 12, 2015 at 09:27

      you head? 0-O

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 12, 2015 at 09:30

        Oh ffs, curses

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        • RinceThis

          January 12, 2015 at 09:31

          tehehe

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 12, 2015 at 09:31

            Why isn’t it payday yet???

          • RinceThis

            January 12, 2015 at 09:33

            Tell me about it, need that right now! And it’s only the 12th!

    • hairyknees

      January 12, 2015 at 09:59

      My hair fell off upon reading that headline :'(

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  7. RinceThis

    January 12, 2015 at 09:29

    Nice stuff. I wonder how many people shout ‘noob’ in Minecraft?

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    • ToshZA

      January 12, 2015 at 09:32

      Noobs don’t know that they’re noob. So none.

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  8. hairyknees

    January 12, 2015 at 09:59

    O_O

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 12, 2015 at 10:04

      Hahaha

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    • Norm (@e3zype3zy)

      January 12, 2015 at 11:15

      XD

      Reply

  9. iPhoneleaks

    June 6, 2015 at 06:06

    Yes, you are right. minecraft is best due to its lots of fun related features.
    http://www.apkipadownload.com/2015/06/download-minecraft-pocket-edition-0-11-1-apk/

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