Minecraft Has Over 998,000 Concurrent Players Online During Non-Peak Times

on January 9, 2015 7:02 PM

Mojang developer Nathan Adams took to Twitter today to tell the world that Minecraft can now track the number of concurrent users online and that the number is staggering.

According to Adams, this morning “over 998,000 people” were playing Minecraft and it was “not even remotely close to being a peak time.” The number doesn’t even include users playing on consoles, dedicated handheld systems or mobile devices, as Adams clarified that the number “is PC (win/osx/linux) only, versions 1.3 and higher, modded or vanilla.”

998,000 concurrent players is more than the combined concurrent users for the top seven games on Steam as of writing (Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, Football Manager 2015, Garry’s Mod, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Civilization V), which is pretty nuts considering it’s not a peak number. If you add in the number of offline games and the console and mobile market the number could very well be over two million users, speaking volumes about the game’s extreme popularity.

Minecraft is available now on PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

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Andrew was enraptured by video games at a young age by series such as Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda. A self-proclaimed recovered Dota 2 addict, you can find him enjoying the best games that the PC has to offer. Outside of writing about video games, Andrew enjoys binging Netflix, reading a good book and throwing money at anything and everything Star Wars related. He probably finds your lack of faith disturbing.