Minecraft maker Mojang made a whopping $326m last year
Minecraft is still raking in a sizeable amount of cash, then.
Swedish developer Mojang, creators of the world-conquering Minecraft, made a whopping revenue of 2.07 billion Swedish krona (approximately $326m/£196m) last year, up from 816 million in 2012.
Of that, 816 million krona ($128m) was profit, and 821 milion went on licensing fees into a separate company company owned by Mojang co-owner and Minecraft creator Marcus "notch" Persson, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The vast majority--over 90 percent--of Mojang's money came directly from Minecraft sales, with 38 percent of its revenue from the PC version of the game, and another 30 percent from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. The mobile versions of Minecraft also raked in roughly 25 percent of the company's overall revenue.
The remaining slice of revenue came from Minecraft merchandising and its addictive card-battler Scrolls.
What's next for Mojang, then? Mojang chief executive Carl Manneh said the company had a few other game projects bubbling away, but that it felt no need to rush them out the door.
"Financially speaking, we have no pressure whatsoever to rush into any new projects," said Manneh. "Besides, we have no outside owners that require us to reach any particular goals."
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