Minecraft passes ten million registered users


Minecraft hits another massive milestone. CVG spots that it now has more than ten million registered users. That means an amount of people equivalent to the population of the Czech Republic are now playing the game.

Most of those registered players have been playing the free version of Minecraft, which doesn't benefit for the wave of updates that Notch and Mojang have been making to the game. However, nearly 2.7 million of those players have paid for the full version at between 10 and 15 Euros, which means Mojang are now probably richer than the Queen of England.

The paid-for, beta version of Minecraft was recently updated with patch 1.7 , which added pistons and shears. The upcoming adventure update will add NPC villages and make Minecraft "more like a game."

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.