Minecraft regularly gets more than 1m players playing concurrently

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We knew Minecraft was big. It sold more than 17 million copies and last year Microsoft were pretty keen to spend $2.5 billion to acquire it. Now we’ve an all new reason to drop our collective jaws: Minecraft regularly has more than 1 million players playing at the same time. That’s more than Dota 2, the far and away biggest game on Steam.

Nathan ‘Dinnerbone’ Adams revealed the figures on Twitter, saying Mojang only recently added the capability to track the data:

Adams didn’t reveal what the number became at peak time but Mojang may well be preparing a statement/infographic/messenger pigeon with those details for later this year.

Adams shared one more nugget: