• @AlexWIWA@lemmy.ml
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    116 months ago

    $100m is a lot lower than I’d have guessed. Still a lot of money, Minecraft just seems way bigger than that to me

    • @aeronmelon@lemm.ee
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      6 months ago

      Since Minecraft is one of the rare birds that you buy once and own forever (I paid $20 in 2011 while it was still in alpha beta, and I’ve been playing on that $20 ever since), it’s outstanding that profits are still trending upwards.

      Mojang could have moved to a subscription model, but they didn’t. They could have stopped work on Minecraft years ago and charged $80 for Minecraft 2, but they didn’t. Let us count our blessings.

      • @MysticKetchup@lemmy.world
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        206 months ago

        Well they offer subscriptions for Realms, which is essentially just private server hosting (likely for confused parents) and the Bedrock edition has microtransactions. But Java edition is probably the best $20 I’ve ever spent in gaming

        • haui
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          66 months ago

          Thanks for not making me write that part out. Additionally the microtransactions are blatant in bedrock and stuff is intentionally confusing (like adding a non mojang minecraft server). It is blasting you with shiny stuff to buy all the time. I truly despise bedrock.

          • @sugar_in_your_tea@sh.itjust.works
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            26 months ago

            Hence why my kids don’t play Bedrock. Oh, and it doesn’t work on Linux, so I’d have to reboot into Windows for them to play.

            So we play Java because it’s easy for me to set up a local server, I can install mods, and it works on Linux. If Bedrock worked, they’d probably play more with friends stuck on consoles.

            • haui
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              16 months ago

              Awesome! You‘re my kind of person. Congrats to your principles!

              Btw, you can make a bedrock bridge. I have one of those. Works flawless. Then your kids can play with all their friends.

              • @sugar_in_your_tea@sh.itjust.works
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                16 months ago

                I’ll have to look into that. Their friends wanted to play once, so I installed Bedrock and everything and then they flaked. But maybe I’ll try again so I’m ready in case they want to play again.

                • haui
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                  26 months ago

                  Sure. Check geysermc. Thats the plugin I use. Works flawless.

        • @LemmyIsFantastic@lemmy.world
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          16 months ago

          You people sometimes say the judgiest shit 🤣

          Confused parents 🙄

          Most parents just don’t want to play tech support for their family and have $10 a month so they don’t have to.

          • @MysticKetchup@lemmy.world
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            26 months ago

            Lol sorry, I did not mean it in a judgy way. I just figure most parents don’t know or care enough about Minecraft to host a server themselves but I’d probably do the same thing in their shoes

          • @dependencyinjection
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            16 months ago

            How is it judgy?

            The fact is most humans couldn’t set up a server.

            Most humans couldn’t repair a car.

            Most humans couldn’t perform an angioplasty.

            Most humans can’t play football at the professional level.

      • @AlexWIWA@lemmy.ml
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        26 months ago

        That’s a good point.

        I haven’t paid a dime for it since I bought the game in beta.

        I do feel blessed that Minecraft is still around. It truly is a magical game

    • @MysticKetchup@lemmy.world
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      56 months ago

      I wonder if that counts merchandising or spinoff game revenue, which is probably more than Minecraft itself at this point

      • @CaptainSpaceman@lemmy.world
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        46 months ago

        The wording makes me think thats just the game & realms revenue. Merch revenue is prob worth that same amount or more id wager

        • @sugar_in_your_tea@sh.itjust.works
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          26 months ago

          Yeah, we’ve spent way more on merch than on digital products. My kids love the books and pajamas, and we’ve picked up a few other nicknacks here and there as well.