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Minecraft on PC sees 7m sales

Minecraft on PC sees 7m sales

Mon 13 Aug 2012 2:57pm GMT / 10:57am EDT / 7:57am PDT
GamesOnline

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

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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.

Posted:A year ago

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James Prendergast
Research Chemist

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Truly, this is an amazing story and a unique situation. Just incredible!

Posted:A year ago

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Andrew Jakobs
Lead Programmer

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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..

Posted:A year ago

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Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

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@ 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?

Posted:A year ago

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Dave Wolfe
Game Developer

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@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.

Posted:A year ago

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Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

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@ 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.

Posted:A year ago

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