Even though it has been five years since its initial release, Minecraft is still thriving. In fact, it's doing better than ever now that Mojang is part of Microsoft. By the time Microsoft acquired Mojang, Minecraft had amassed a user base of over 100 million people, but only 14.3 percent of users eventually convert into paid subscribers.
By June 2014, just three months prior to Microsoft's acquisition, Minecraft had totaled an estimated 54 million copies sold across PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. That means Minecraft was already a global phenomenon when Microsoft acquired the game. Within two years, though, the company was able to take Minecraft's popularity and virtually double its sales across new platforms.
By expanding to the aforementioned platforms in 2014 and 2015, Microsoft turned Minecraft into one of the highest-selling games of all time. As of June 2016, Minecraft had surpassed 100 million copies sold, totaling almost 107 million, and averaging 53,000 sales a day. With 24 million of those copies being taken up by PC users, Minecraft has become the highest-selling PC game of all time, outpacing World of Warcraft's second-place total of 14 million copies sold. Minecraft now trails only Tetris as the second highest-selling game of all time, with Wii Sports in third place with 82 million copies sold.