Even if you don’t play Minecraft, you’re probably aware that just about everyone else does. It is, after all, an immensely popular game. But how popular is it, exactly?
Well, in 2012 alone, Mojang, the maker of Minecraft, has reported a revenue of $237.7 million, which is kind of a lot money.
“It’s almost hard to grasp,” said Mojang CEO Carl Manneh. “It’s easy to become a bit blind working at Mojang. Everything’s happening so fast and it’s going so well. One almost needs to pinch oneself to know it’s for real.”
“When we started Mojang in 2010 we made a budget for the first year. Three months later we just trashed it – it became totally irrelevant. We still have the same feeling now. There simply are no good ways to forecast how much money we are going to make.”
“Minecraft is a power of its own now – it’s just rolling,” he said. “We have so many markets where we are not very strong yet, where many play Minecraft but few have bought it simply because you can’t use our online payment solution there. That’s something we’ll get our hands to during 2013.”
It seems as if Minecraft isn’t settling for just all of the money – the beast, it hungers for more.