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Minecraft on PC sees 7m sales

Mojang's Minecraft continues to be hugely popular

Mojang's business development director Daniel Kaplan has tweeted that Minecraft has seen sales of 7 million on the PC. There seems to be no slowing down for the block building title, as it also set records recently on Xbox Live Arcade becoming the fastest selling title with over 2 million sold.

Indeed, the Xbox edition has been raking in money, accounting for an average of 17,000 downloads per day, which amounts to $340,000 each day.

Mojang has said that it's actually on track to double last year's profits.

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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd4 years ago
Congrats to Mojang and Notch. It's an excellent game and has been disruptively unique in an era that's becoming a bit too bland.
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James Prendergast Research Chemist 4 years ago
Truly, this is an amazing story and a unique situation. Just incredible!
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Andrew Jakobs Lead Programmer 4 years ago
Well, it's great he has success, but due to this success he thinks he knows everything.. Oh, and sorry but minecraft wasn't anything new, it had already been done before..
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd4 years ago
@ Andrew Bitter about something? Notch is a pretty tame guy, living a pretty modest life and making the game he wants to make. He's hardly the most outspoken person in this industry. As for Minecraft being done before, got an example?
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Dave Wolfe Game Developer, Cosmic Games4 years ago
@Andrew I don't think that Notch thinks he knows everything because of his success, but news sites will print quotes because he's become something of a celebrity.
@Nicholas Infiniminer came before MineCraft, and I think there was an earlier 2d game with a similar concept.
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd4 years ago
@ Dave You're right that Infiminer was a block-based digging game, but its similarities to Minecraft as it is now end there. While I'm sure it helped inspire what Minecraft started as, the current addictive phenomenon as little to do with Infiminer's initial concept.
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