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The Minecraft Team at Microsoft has landed a major combination with its first Summer Sale and the launch of the Minecraft Marketplace on the Nintendo Switch. Those big moves have led to a growth spurt for the block-building game’s content store, which served up a massive 669,795 downloads in July. That’s up from 396,511 downloads in June, which was already impressive on its own. The Minecraft Team doesn’t share how much money the Marketplace generates each month, but most creations sell for around $1-to-$5. At a hypothetical average of $2 per download, the store could have generated more than $1 million in sales last month.

Minecraft’s Marketplace Summer Sale began July 19 and through the end of the month. The game’s development team worked with its partners, many of whom are small third-party content creators, to discount their Marketplace products by as much as 50 percent. That fueled intense interest from fans who wanted to get the most bang for their buck.

This reveals that many fans are aware of the Minecraft Marketplace and think about using it regularly, but they want to hold off for better prices. That’s something that Mojang, the studio responsible for Minecraft, and Marketplace creators can take advantage of.

But enough of all that, let’s get to the charts.


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Top 10 most downloaded

Here it is in list form:

  1. Kingdom Survival
  2. Millionaire Mansions
  3. Mineville High School
  4. City Life
  5. Castles & Dragons
  6. Dinosaur Park
  7. Isles of Aloha
  8. Spring Mini-Games Festival
  9. Dinosaur Island
  10. Prison Escape

Top 10 highest grossing

Here it is in list form:

  1. Millionaire Mansions
  2. City Life
  3. Castles & Dragons
  4. Dinosaur Park
  5. Mineville High School
  6. Dinosaur Island
  7. Wildlife: Savanna
  8. Chroma Hills
  9. Planes
  10. Dwarven Mining Company

We’ll be back with more news from the Minecraft Marketplace next month.


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