Minecraft Mobile Sales Pass 30 Million Copies, Infographic Compares Pocket Edition's Achievement To Texas And The Sun

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jan 13, 2015 10:51 AM EST
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When will Minecraft's unrelenting march toward world domination end? At this rate, never.

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The mobile version of the title, Minecraft: Pocket Edition, has reached the 30 million units sold milestone since its release three years ago. Developers Mojang announced the number in a blog post, and at $6.99 per copy (and it's never been on sale), that's...well, a lot of money. Mojang is excited about the big numbers too:

"Everyone likes big numbers, right? I know I do. Here's a stonker: 30,000,000! You good people have bought Minecraft: Pocket Edition over 30 million times. Thanks!

"Let's put that into perspective: if each Pocket Edition sale was an average sized dog, and you walked said dog every day with a retractable leash in moderate temperatures across uneven terrain, it would consume approximately 290,566,788^3 kj of energy. I know. It's a big number."

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That's the comparison you all would've made, I'm sure. Mojang continued its love for big numbers with the infographic below, which displays other comparisons. Mojang and Minecraft were purchased by Microsoft for $2.5 billion last year, with the game's creator Markus 'Notch' Persson selling his share, leaving the company, and buying a really awesome house. The developers are holding a Q&A on Reddit to celebrate--head over and ask any questions you may have.

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