Minecraft is one of the most popular games of this decade, having been around since 2009. It is not like most games in the market and Minecraft videos have created a true cult! Most games of this genre are linear, but you can create complex designs using Minecraft.
What makes this game one of the cult classics is that this is an indie game and was made without a big budget. The makers also did not spend a great deal on marketing campaigns. Yet this game became an instant hit because it could strike a chord with the majority of the gaming community.
As of today, the Minecraft game has sold more than 20 million copies on PC and over 35 million copies across all available platforms. Within 24 hours of its launch for the Xbox360, it became profitable, it broke all the Xbox records as it had more than 400,000 active players online.
Minecraft became the most purchased Xbox game in 2016. It is not just the PC and the Xbox version, the popularity for the newly released “Minecraft: PS4 Edition” is also a huge hit too. See also this post: The best games for iPads and iPhones. Check out also this post about Hungry Shark Evolution-The Most Absorbing Game Ever?
The Minecraft PlayStation4 version sold over 1 million copies within less than 35 days. When compared with all the PS4 games released in 2018, Minecraft finished at the third place according to the official U.S. PlayStation blog. It could have finished as the top game for PlayStation4 as well had it been released earlier. The pocket edition of Minecraft is also a huge hit with over 7 million in sales and is much more popular than the Doom Multiplayer Beta that everybody seems to dislike.
Another reason for the cult following is the freedom given to the players to create a wide variety of user-generated content for Minecraft. We can create quite some user-generated content such as modifications (popularly called as mods), maps and textures.
Even if you don’t know how to create it, you can download it from the internet. Some of the most popular mods are gameplay changes, new blocks, creative items, different mobs, and other mechanisms. Mojang also recently announced an official modding API to make the process easier.
Unlike some other successful mobile video games, this has the support of the parenting community, as it is more creative and not violent like other games. It also promotes team spirit (multi-player game). The gamers are so addicted to this wonderful game that this game has become a part of their lives. Lego and Minecraft came together to release a set called “Micro World.
It is created around the game’s default player and a Creeper. This set and other Minecraft merchandise are sold online through several vendors and within a short time, the total merchandise sales crossed the million dollar mark. Minecraft Gear, such as clothing, foam pickaxes, Micro World set and toys of creatures in the game are sold around the world by some of the most reputed online retail stores. You can now easily be a part of this Minecraft cult buy opting for this sort of merchandise. See also: The Five Best Simulation Games.