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Minecraft PC sales hit 11m

"More than the number of atoms in the observable universe" says Notch

The original PC, Mac and Linux version of indie hit Minecraft has now sold 11,008,706 copies, with 12,312 copies purchased in the last 24 hours alone.

"Minecraft has now sold 11 million copies on PC/Mac/Linux! That's more than the number of atoms in the observable universe," tweeted creator Markus "Notch" Persson last night.

A month ago the game's Pocket Edition for Android and iOS devices hit the 10 million sales milestone.

Persson also revealed on twitter that its success had lead to a number of interested parties

"I frequently receive emails from people who want to 'help monetize http://minecraft.net.' My reply is usually 'No', sometimes 'Go away,'" he said.

"Latest hopeful partner was avg, offering us 20k upfront to bundle it with the Minecraft launcher. No. Not as long as I work here."

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Latest comments (7)

Sergiu Badau Wittenberger QA Tester 3 years ago
What is this about? "More than the number of atoms in the observable universe" As it is totally false.
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Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve3 years ago
Unless I'm missing a joke here, I don't think this man quite understands the scale of the universe, 11m is less than the amount of atoms in your thumb.
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Giles Smith Studying maths, University of Sussex3 years ago
He is clearly joking guys, calm down.
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Jade Law Senior concept artist, Reloaded Productions3 years ago
I love Notch as a businessman, he runs his company and products exactly how he likes and isnt giving in to trends and monetary alternatives.
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Zack Jordan Lead UX Designer, Day 1 Studios3 years ago
Yeah, it's a joke. And hilarious enough for me to burst out laughing at work.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Zack Jordan on 25th June 2013 4:31pm

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Joseph Studying Computer Engineering, University of Maryland3 years ago
What they are missing here is the followup tweet; 2 minutes after this tweet he tweeted: "My team of scientists are informing me that my last tweet is wrong by a factor of 10^73."
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Saehoon Lee Founder & CEO, Pixellore3 years ago
I wonder about...

number of voxels created using 11 million copies of minecraft.. Now that number could mean something. :D

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Saehoon Lee on 26th June 2013 5:43am

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