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Minecraft, the beloved game that Microsoft acquired two years ago, has sold over 100 million copies to date. Microsoft announced that the game, which allows players to create infinite virtual worlds, has been sold 106,869,714 times to users around the globe.

The insanely popular game averages over 40 million unique players, across all platforms, each month. This year, Minecraft has sold an average of 53,000 copies per day.

Microsoft Minecraft

As Time reports, today’s announcement makes Minecraft the second best-selling game of all time, after the omnipresent Tetris.

“If each person that bought a copy formed a nation, it would be the 12th most populous in the world, behind Russia, Japan and Mexico,” Microsoft said in a press release.

Minecraft is particularly popular among kids. You might picture the typical Minecraft player as an adolescent boy, but Microsoft says that’s not the case. According to the Redmond tech titan, the average player age is 29-years-old and nearly 40 percent of players are female.

Microsoft purchased Mojang, the game developer behind Minecraft, for $2.5 billion in 2014, in one of the largest game-related acquisitions in the company’s history.

The infographic below from Microsoft details Minecraft’s popularity around the world. (Click for larger version.)


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