February saw a huge jump in downloads in the Minecraft Marketplace. Players on PC, mobile, and Xbox consoles downloaded 372,509 pieces of content from various creators, which is up from 239,062 in January. Multiple new releases drove that increased Marketplace action, and you’ll see this in the sales chart.
Every month on GamesBeat, I dive into the shop to see what is selling. You can take a look at past results right here. As predicted in January, the Minecraft audience was hungry for new content, and they showed up for the launches like City Life, Juliette’s Manor, and Love Dropper. Those three experiences have shot to the top of the chart and replaced other, repeat favorites. Of course, everyone knows the only content that I need this month is Teens!, which really speaks to my demographic.
Here’s the top 10 for February:
Most downloaded Paid Content
“City Life” by PixelHeads
Details: World – 4.6/5 user rating. A medieval fantasy castle with complex architecture.
Store description: “Cruise through the big city in City Life! Chase down a bandit in your police car, save the day as a firefighter or take your dog for a walk.”
“Juliette’s Manor” by Imagiverse
Details: World – 4.4/5 user rating. An elegant mansion built in the style of European architecture.
Store description: “The time has come for Juliette’s annual ball, and there is much to be done before guests arrive. Set the stage for a lavish party and experience its spectacle for yourself.”
“Love Dropper” by Everbloom Studios
Details: World – 3.7/5 user rating. A romance-themed game where you drop through a tunnel.
Store description: “Fall in love as you plummet through Love Dropper’s collection of 12 droppers – each more difficult and beautiful than the last!”
“Whiterock Castle” by Blockception
Details: World – 4.7/5 user rating. A medieval fantasy castle with complex architecture.
Store description: “Explore the lands of Whiterock Castle and start your own adventure!”
“Dinosaur Island” by PixelHeads
Details: World – 4.5/5 user rating. Deal with a variety of dinosaurs on a tropical island.
Store description: “Overrun by prehistoric beasts after the scientists lost control of their genetic experiments, explore and discover the hidden mysteries of this intriguing island.”
“Summer Mini Games Festival” by Noxcrew
Details: World – 4.4/5 user rating. A wonderland of obstacle courses and activity centers.
Store description: “Take a daytrip and test your skills at Mini-Golf, Blocksketball and the shooting range. Other summertime shenanigans include playing Splashdown in a luxury boat, Spleef in a volcano and monkeying around in the Aqua Jungle.”
“Sunnyside Academy” by Imagiverse
Details: World – 4.3/5 user rating. A functioning town with a school at its center.
Store description: “Gear up for school with friends, or tackle solo assignments, build your own home and help maintain the town in this colorful neighborhood!”
“The Crater” by Blockception
Details: World – 4.2/5 user rating. A settlement inside of a huge impact crater.
Store description: “A vast crater is the setting of this survival spawn – the result of a devastating meteorite impact and now a remnant of destruction turned into an idyllic spawn.”
Details: Texture pack – 5/5 user rating. Revamps every texture to make things look more comic-book-like.
Store description: “The Great Kingdom of Frostfall has been claimed by a dragon! Take back the majestic castle, use it as your beautiful new home and conquer the rest of the world on the backs of dragons.”
“Teens!” by Vsumi/Pixel²
Details: Texture pack – 4.8/5 user rating. A collection of 20 skins that make your characters looks like hip teens/Jeff Grubb.
Store description: “Join your friends and experience the golden years as you dress up in a stylish suit and tie, or rock out in a onesie with this colorful community made skin pack.”
And here’s the highest grossing content on the Minecraft Marketplace in terms of revenues:
- City Life
- Juliette’s Manor
- Dinosaur Island
- Wildlife: Arctic
- Wildlife: Svanna
- Love Dropper
- Lapis Lagoon
- DestrotoBot 5000
- Dragon Hero
I got in touch with the Noxcrew this month, and I’ll run my interview with that team soon. See you back here next month!