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Minecraft on mobile sees best year so far

Sensor Tower: Sandbox game brings in $110 million on iOS and Android in 2018

Minecraft remains a giant on all platforms, with around 91 million monthly active users as of mid-2018 only helped by the game's 2017 cross-platform Bedrock Edition and Better Together update. And at least for mobile, it looks like last year was the game's best year yet.

According to intelligence platform Sensor Tower, Minecraft's mobile versions on iOS and Android alone brought in over $110 million in 2018, up 7% year-over-year from 2017's mobile revenue. That means 2018 was the game's best year yet on mobile.

2018's strength was kicked off by the game's best quarter ever on mobile, with Minecraft bringing in an estimated $30 million in Q1 of 2018 - up 22% year-over-year.

US users were the largest contributors of spending on Minecraft mobile, accounting for 48% of the year's total revenue.

In total, Sensor Tower estimates Minecraft on iOS and Android has grossed about $500 million globally since 2014.

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