How Much Data Does Minecraft Use?

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Minecraft is a 3D sandbox game which lets you modify its three-dimensional environment made entirely of blocks. Developed by Mojang Studios, Minecraft looks simple yet presents a highly complex and dynamic gameplay. It is one of the most popular video games supported on multiple platforms, including Windows, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and more.

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If you are looking to play Minecraft, here is a brief description of the game’s requirements from your system. We have particularity focused on the data and space Minecraft consumes when installed.

How Many MB Does Minecraft Use

Data Requirements

We mostly play Minecraft offline. However, if you play it online with friends or other players, expect it to consume about 80MB to 200MB an hour. This figure is highly volatile and depends on many variables. For example, Minecraft downloads all the skins you might own in the game. This will use more data.

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Storage Requirements

Minecraft’s storage requirements change depending on the platform. For Windows, Android and iOS, the game usually takes a little less than 1GB of storage. However, on a mac or macOS it will take a little over 385 MB. Later, the game might expand to take more space. Also, the game takes around 525 MB for Java Edition and 900 MB for the Bedrock Edition. Here is a list of devices and their occupied space for the game. Please note: These figures are approximate values.

  • Xbox One: 1.30 GB
  • Xbox 360: 113.20 MB
  • PS4: 225 MB
  • Nintendo Switch: 1.12 GB
  • PS Vita: 164 MB
  • Wii U: 1.62 GB

We have talked about the minimum space requirements of Minecraft. The game is not large by default because it has simple textures and basic 3D renders. However, the game keeps expanding once you play it. Adding mods, new worlds, etc. can keep adding files and require nearly 30GB of space.

System Requirements

Since we have discussed the storage requirements of the game, let’s have a look at its system requirements for PC.

Operating System: Windows 7 and up
CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or AMD Radeon R5 series | NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
Memory: 4 GB RAM

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Anuj has been into video games since his childhood days. From Road Rash 1994 to the latest NFS and the entire FIFA series, Anuj has a big diary of nostalgic games. With his interest in multiple genres of video games, Anuj has also tapped his feet deep into esports. He has above 10 thousand hours in Dota 2 and plays CS:GO for fun. You can find him noodling on his guitar when he isn’t writing about games.

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