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Post by Eorl @ 03:48pm 30/04/14 | 7 Comments
Mojang has now sold 15 million copies of the original edition of Minecraft, creator Markus "Notch" Persson announced today through Twitter.

Originally debuting in alpha form on Linux, Mac and Windows in May 2009, Minecraft has definitely grown to be one of the bigger known titles across the gaming culture. By the end of the year Mojang begun charging $10, eventually moving to $15 when the game entered beta, with sales reaching 1 million copies sold. Minecraft continues to sell big not just on the PC, but also on various console and mobile platforms.

Today's announcement has brought total sales of Minecraft across all platforms to the rather large 50 million mark. Earlier this month, Mojang announced it had sold more than 21 million copies of Minecraft: Pocket Edition on Android and iOS; more than 12 million copies of the Xbox 360 Edition; and more than 1.5 million copies of the PlayStation 3 Edition — making for a sum of at least 49.5 million units. PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One versions of Minecraft are still on the way.





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Mosfx
Posted 05:06pm 30/4/14
That is an insane figure

Wiki says Minecraft is the 3rd most sold video game in history, behind WiiSports and Tetris.
IVY_MiKe
Posted 06:24pm 30/4/14
... behind WiiSports ...

Surely this isn't right... either that or Tetris is astronomically out in front of that...

I'd love to buy another two copies but at a cost of $54AU I can't justify it.
Topper
Posted 07:25pm 30/4/14
Wii Sports was bundled with the Wii...so the Wii sports sales figures are always going to be skewered
BladeRunner
Posted 07:51pm 30/4/14
If it was $5 I might bite but anything above that, for me would not be worth it.
Nerf Stormborn
Posted 08:17pm 30/4/14
That is an insane figure

Wiki says Minecraft is the 3rd most sold video game in history, behind WiiSports and Tetris.

There's no way that's right, WoW has maintained around 7-10 million active subs at any one time for like half a decade.

Pokemon has sold, like, a jillion copies.
Mosfx
Posted 07:31am 01/5/14
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_games

That is the list, it's a Wiki so take it as a grain of salt.

Diablo III is there too at 15million copies, no WoW :(
Spook
Posted 07:34am 01/5/14
skewered

skewed

also, wii sports is a pretty good game, id believe it.
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