Minecraft Total Sales Hit 35 Million
Minecraft may be available on countless platforms, like mobile phones, and consoles like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (and eventually PlayStation 4 and PS Vita), but that doesn't mean the Windows and Mac version is long forgotten. Quite the opposite in fact, as a new tweet from the game's creator, Markus "Notch" Persson, has revealed that that particular version continues to be the most popular version of the game to date.
Tweeted the man, the myth, the Minecraft creator: "The computer version of Minecraft has now sold 14 million copies. Celebrating by having no idea how to play Lego marvel on ps4!"
Obviously, the quintessential sandbox game is showing no signs of slowing down.
An open ended game available for less than $30, it's not hard to see why so many people have latched onto the Minecraft phenomenon.
Players can join a multitude of different servers dedicated to various game mods, where they can work together as a team to build something amazing, or fiendishly destroy structures.
It's so successful that the game even has its own convention, Minecon, held in past years in Las Vegas, Washington State, Disneyland Paris, and more recently, Orlando, Florida. There's also a slew of merchandise including shirts, scarves, magnets, sticky pads, and recently, even Legos. The team behind Minecraft, Mojang, is even open to the idea of a movie or television show.
According to VG247, if you were to add together all the different versions of the game, it would come out to over 35 million sales in all:
- 14 million on PC and Mac
- 1 million on PS3
- 10 million on iOS and Android with Minecraft Pocket Edition
- 10 million on Xbox 360, which also happened to be the fastest selling console game in the U.S. Not surprising for a game that broke day one sales records.
And with constant updates to the games on all fronts, expect the Minecraft phenomenon to keep growing. PlayStation 4, Vita, and Xbox One versions are expected from 4J later this year. Sorry, no such plans to bring the game to Nintendo's Wii U.