Minecraft Becomes Most Sold Video Game in UK 

 Last Modified September 14, 2021

 Published September 13, 2021

By  Peter Schwartz

Minecraft Becomes Most Sold Video Game in UK

In the Summer of 2021, Minecraft becomes the most sold video game in UK as it beats Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in terms of total sales for games under the Nintendo Switch.

This data is based from GfK Entertainment, which tracks UK retail sales, and considers the many console versions.


Minecraft appeared in the top 3 overall best-selling games of the decade.

The rest of the top spots was taken up by Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty,


Minecraft has since sold over 70 million copies, more than any other game in history. 

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Minecraft and It's Blocky World

It's very probable that you've heard of Minecraft if you're a parent or grandparent of children over the age of six.

It could even be on their holiday wish lists.

Not the game itself, because they already own it, but different goods from Minecraft's huge selection of merchandise.

So what is Minecraft? And why is it very popular?

Let’s start with some straight facts about the game.

It was Created by a Swedish programmer named Markus "Notch" Persson.

In 2014, Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion, making Mojang Studios part of the corporation.

"It would take you 3 trillion hours to play out everything there is to know and explore about the game."

Why is Minecraft so Popular

Why? If you've seen a brief section of the game in action, you'll be perplexed as to why it's so popular.

The visuals are basic and blocky, in addition to being the complete polar opposite of today's sophisticated high-tech cinematic style.

In terms of gameplay, Minecraft does not require players to obtain points or complete stages in order to advance.

"There are no rules. Not even any instructions."

And that’s why it might be the best video game in history.

The appeal of Minecraft lies in the fact that there are no restrictions. There are no limitations.

It's a sandbox game in which players may construct and explore their own environment.

There are two modes of the game.

1. Survival Mode

In this gam mode, players use the 1 x 1 blocks to build shelters and turn raw materials into items that can conceal and protect them from monsters.

2. Creative Mode

This mode is ideal for players who want to get an impression of the game's world without having anything malicious happen to them.

Players may freely explore without being harmed on this mode.

"The only limit in the game is the player’s imagination."

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In many ways, Minecraft challenges the preconception that computer games are inherently bad for kids.

Unlike many other games in which players must repeat actions in order to advance, this game is all about developing something new.

What's more, it questions the notion that gaming is a solitary, anti-social pastime.

At the individual level, the game unquestionably delivers a deep and immersive experience.

However, its popularity and staying appeal are based on the fact that at its core, Minecraft is a social experience where you can construct something spectacular with your friends.

There's no mechanism for players to discover everything or develop everything in the game, so it pushes them to share their discoveries and seek out what other people have done.

Aside from that, the modding community of the game is massive! You can download resource packs, and mods to make the game even more diverse and entertaining.

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How Minecraft Changed the Gaming World

Back in the days video games used to be about first person shooters and real time strategy games.

However since Minecraft was released, survival games and sand-box games have been sprouting left and right.

Minecraft has opened the door to a huge market that is still being discovered.

Minecraft itself has broken the fourth wall, where players are now able to create their own Minecraft-style games.

Today's gamers no longer have to play certain titles just because all their friends are playing them.

More importantly, Minecraft challenges the mainstream idea of what you need to be good at to be considered a competitive gamer.

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Peter Schwartz


My name is Peter Schwartz or better known as Mr.MCRP. I am an Avid Minecraft fan since it was first released in 2009. I gathered a group of smart and awesome Minecraft fans as well and we have compiled tons and tons of texture packs and we have dedicated it to help you - fellow fans to get the best texture packs ever.

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