Minecraft Developer’s Profits Soar to $128 Million in 2013
More than double of 2012’s profits.
Minecraft creator Mojang is currently swimming in cash. If not because the sandbox is a monumental success worldwide across all its platforms, then because the firm made 816 million Swedish kronor/$128 million in 2013. This is more than double their amount made in 2012, which was 326 million kronor/$51.38 million.
According to PC Games N, Minecraft is the main source of revenue, with a 38 percent gain to 2.07 billion, 30 percent of which has come from console versions of the game. Merchandise has also played a central role with 38 percent of revenue coming from the PC version’s sales. Minecraft has sold more than 14 million copies on the PC and an accumulated 35 million copies across all platforms. That number will further increase when the Xbox One and PS4 versions hit.
Whichever way you look at it, Notch and company are making it rain despite being a small studio with only 34 members. Thoughts? Let us know below.