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Minecraft revenues pass £20 million

Breakout user-gen title nears the 2 million unit sales number, says creator

Breakout indie title Minecraft has now generated more than £20 million ($32.9 million) in its lifetime, with unit sales nearing the 2 million mark.

That's according to the game's creator, Markus Persson, who revealed that he only takes a "normal salary" despite the "huge wad of money" building up.

He made the comments on a Reddit webchat Q&A session when asked, specifically, how much revenue had been made from the game so far.

"A lot," he responded. "It all ends up in an account somewhere, and I try not to look at it. I get a normal salary these days for day to day stuff, but there's a big pile somewhere.

"The game sold about 800,000 copies at €9.95 and then so far 1 million more at €14.95. Paypal takes a cut, there are taxes, and such, but it's still a huge wad of money."

Persson's company, Mojang Specifications, announced earlier this year that it was working on a new title, a digital card/boardgame called Scrolls.

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