Minecraft had started its BETA in 2009 and was like that till 2011. After its release, it got very famous and became one of the best games of that year. Seeing how good Minecraft became, Microsoft bought it. Now was the purchase worth it? For how much did Microsoft buy Minecraft? When was Minecraft bought? All of these questions will be answered here. In this guide, I will talk about how much did Microsoft pay for Minecraft.
How much did Microsoft Pay for Minecraft?
As I have mentioned above, for the years 2009 to 2011 Minecraft was in BETA. After it was fully released it became a very famous game in the Indie Gaming World. It sold a million copies within the first 2 months of the release. By 2014, Minecraft had got 100 Million registered users. All of this was started by Minecraft’s creator, Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, who had a simple game in mind that could be played by anyone. Seeing the success Minecraft was getting, Microsoft wanted to purchase it. Microsoft ended up paying Mojang (founded by Markus ‘Notch’ Persson) for Minecraft for a whopping 2.5 Billion USD.
How Much Was Minecraft Sold For & When Did Microsoft Buy the Game?
Microsoft bought Minecraft for a huge amount of 2.5 billion USD in 2014. At the time, this was 20 times more profits than what Mojang had got in the year 2013. The deal was made and Minecraft was bought by Microsoft. Jumping to the present date, was the deal worth it for Microsoft? Well after 8 years after Microsoft’s acquisition, the fame and success as well as Minecraft selling around 176 million copies, I think the answer is Yes. This was the best decision ever made by Microsoft. In the past, such deals did not help Microsoft so the Minecraft deal was very controversial. The support from Content Creators and the addition of VR, AR, and other spin-offs like Minecraft: Dungeons has kept this game alive and well.
This was all about how much Microsoft paid to get Minecraft. It is crazy that a 2.5 Billion USD purchase incurred a 1.5 Billion USD profit. Hopefully, this guide has helped you. You can also check out our guides on Best Minecraft Skin Creator & Editor Websites.