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Minecraft console sales outpace PC and Mac

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Minecraft is an enigma and a cultural phenomenon. It’s easily this gaming generation’s most culturally significant game, with sales that now exceed 53 million copies sold. You’d imagine, given its Java roots that most of those sales would be on its home; PC and Mac. You’d be wrong.

Mojang’s Patrick Geuder announced on Twitter that the console editions have sold more than the PC and Mac counterparts. 

Of course, that could be attributed to the fact that Minecraft is available on just about everything; It’s on Xbox 360 and PS3 in both digital and easily acquired retail versions, as well as mobile versions for Android and iOS. The Xbox version alone accounts for 12 million of those copies.

What makes it especially interesting is that the console versions are gimped experiences when compared to their PC counterparts; they’re unable to be modded, customisation options are middling and the world sizes are miniscule compared to the nearly infinite ones you’ll find on PC.

It does help demonstrate, I suppose, that console gaming is nowhere near dead. Console sales of Minecraft will likely skyrocket once again once the block sandbox is released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One later this year.

For the record..my kids are Minecraft addicts…but I still just don’t get it.

Last Updated: June 26, 2014

89 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 26, 2014 at 07:53

    Ja nee, Minecraft.

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      June 26, 2014 at 08:32

      Never played it. Mostly because it’s too much effort to get something that isn’t on Steam.

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      • Rince&Shitity

        June 26, 2014 at 08:35

        Thus clearly reinforcing certain stereotypes 0-O

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        • Sith JJ

          June 26, 2014 at 08:40

          Yes 🙂

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          • Rince&Shitity

            June 26, 2014 at 08:41

            Don’t be mean about Trevor!

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:42

            I’m not being mean. I thought I was being supportive to his lifestyle

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 26, 2014 at 08:43

            You need to send him some chips for that.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 26, 2014 at 08:46

            Clearly I now know who my bras are.

            That is how you spell that slang term right?

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 26, 2014 at 08:47

            Only on Thursdays, and only for you…

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:47

            I don’t know. Bras and men in the same context makes me uncomfortable.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 26, 2014 at 08:58

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 26, 2014 at 08:58

            If you get the right size I find that isn’t an issue.

      • Hammersteyn

        June 26, 2014 at 08:35

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 26, 2014 at 08:47

        Exactly.

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    • Skyblue

      June 26, 2014 at 11:54

      59 Million copies… FFS that is one loaded bank account.

      Reply

  2. Liquid Kaz (Umar)

    June 26, 2014 at 07:54

    I’ve tried so many times to ‘get it’ but I just can’t….Not that I think it’s bad in anyway, I’ve seen some amazing creations on Minecraft, but just not my cup of tea. Terraria however, now that is my sh*t

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    • Kensei Seraph

      June 26, 2014 at 07:58

      I was kinda depressed when I was 3 ingots from getting the Hallowed armour, Drax and the equivalent weapons and they changed all the recipes.

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      • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

        June 26, 2014 at 08:13

        With the latest update?

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        • Kensei Seraph

          June 26, 2014 at 08:44

          A while ago.

          I had full cobalt, mythril and adamantine armour, weapons, drills and chainsaws.
          I just needed to kill a few bosses, collect their souls to craft the best items in the game (at that time) and then they added new ore types and changed the recipes to no longer use the lower tiered items.

          On the plus side my new character starts the game with wings.

          Reply

          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 26, 2014 at 08:56

            That sux! I’ve honestly not played it in such a long time…You stilla ctive?

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 26, 2014 at 09:02

            I’m not all that active.
            Tried helping the my brother with the Queen Bee recently but it ended with him dying and my underpowered character trying to solo it.
            I was 2 hits from killing it when I died…

  3. Rince&exhale

    June 26, 2014 at 08:00

    Haven’t tried it yet but really need to. What happened to the LG world in Minecraft? And more importantly, what happened to my grave, I mean island?

    Reply

  4. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 26, 2014 at 08:10

    That’s rather interesting. What I’d like to know is how much minecraft sold on Mac. I can’t see it having sold much there as mac isn’t really a gaming platform? Not being nasty just logical.

    Anyway, neither here not there. Those are still some amazing figures and I can’t believe how well this game has done.

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  5. Hammersteyn

    June 26, 2014 at 08:11

    So much fun, but it’s addictive as hell. Sure you can play alone but it’s so much better playing with friends

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    • Brady miaau

      June 26, 2014 at 08:19

      true about a lot of things

      Reply

  6. Viking Of GabeN

    June 26, 2014 at 08:22

    Well Obviously, PC gamers have REAL games they’d rather play…. 😛

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    • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

      June 26, 2014 at 08:26

      Right? Don’t get more real than Goat Simulator

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      • Rince&exhale

        June 26, 2014 at 08:26

        It’s so good it’s BAAAAAAAD!

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 26, 2014 at 08:26

        And don’t you forget it!

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        • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

          June 26, 2014 at 08:27

          PC doesn’t get much, so it’s pretty tiny list to remember, won’t be forgetting it any time soon 😛

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          • Rince&exhale

            June 26, 2014 at 08:28

            HAHAHAHAHAH! DING! +1

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:29

            Pah!
            Doesn’t get much?
            Listen to yourself man.

          • Viking Of GabeN

            June 26, 2014 at 08:30

            *cough cough* 7,000+ games on Steam alone….

          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 26, 2014 at 08:32

            And yet you guys still complain that not enough games come to PC….Clearly you got enough indie titles to last you a millennium

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 26, 2014 at 08:33

            BOOM!

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:34

            I’ve never complained about not enough games. I just complain that they somehow manage to find a reason not to bring a game to pc, but to both consoles. Exclusives…now there’s something we should all be bitching about.

          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 26, 2014 at 08:39

            Hehe, I keed man 🙂 I do wish PC get’s more games that are on console only and also not shitty ports

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:41

            I know. I’m serious about the exclusives though. I know it’s often part of people’s decision-making for picking consoles, but it irritates the crap out of me.

          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 26, 2014 at 08:47

            Yeah no but that is one thing that unfortunately will never go away, it’s need to for growth

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:48

            I get the justification. I just want Forza though, that’s all. 🙂

          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 26, 2014 at 08:49

            LOL PAH! In all honesty, I’ve always preffered GRID over that. Customization options in Forza are better though

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 09:21

            Yes. With the exclusion of GRID 2. Every Race Driver game trumps Forza.

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 26, 2014 at 08:43

            Shitty ports? NEVA

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:44

            Shtity? I really will not ask what the hell that is supposed to be 😉

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 26, 2014 at 08:44

            It’s called only one coffee! Need to fix that, stat! PS: Now insert the obligatory comment from Trevor. Yawn…

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:46

            Fix it!

          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 26, 2014 at 08:48

            No leave it, it’s such an awesome word!!

          • Liquid Kaz (Umar)

            June 26, 2014 at 08:47

            New favorite word!! Shitity!….”Gurl, show me your shitities!”

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:48

            LOL

          • Rince&Shitity

            June 26, 2014 at 08:50

            BWAHAHAH!

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 26, 2014 at 09:08

            Wow, what boss is that?
            I’m still stuck on this one.
            http://www.incgamers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/gfwl.jpg

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 26, 2014 at 09:12

            Go turn off proxy settings in internet explorer and then reset security settings to default for IE.

            Also make sure IE is not set to “Work Offline” under file menu.

            Had the same issues. Followed those steps and I was gold

          • Kensei Seraph

            June 26, 2014 at 09:13

            Thanks for the advice.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 26, 2014 at 09:37

            Pleasure. Let me know if it worked for you too

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 26, 2014 at 08:55

            I’ve always equated people boasting about platform exclusives to people from JHB who boast about making more money. Sure that’s nice & all, would be nice if I did too, but who cares really.

    • Rince&exhale

      June 26, 2014 at 08:26

      Bit early for the PC Masterbater stuff isn’t it?

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      • Viking Of GabeN

        June 26, 2014 at 08:29

        It’s Never too Early!

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      • Viking Of GabeN

        June 26, 2014 at 08:29

        It’s Never too Early!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 26, 2014 at 08:40

        You’re just upset you never got to bring up something negative first.

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        • Rince&Shitity

          June 26, 2014 at 08:44

          I don’t?

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        June 26, 2014 at 08:41

        Nope they jack it where they can!

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 26, 2014 at 08:43

          Lest we forget about PC

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          • Rince&Shitity

            June 26, 2014 at 08:46

            How can we, with so many PC exclusive reviews on LG?

          • Hammersteyn

            June 26, 2014 at 09:04

            Exactly, I mean just the other day……um…….little help?

        • Rince&Shitity

          June 26, 2014 at 08:43

          Hahaha! Good to see yo bro!

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        • Sith JJ

          June 26, 2014 at 08:44

          TIM!!!

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  7. Sith JJ

    June 26, 2014 at 08:23

    Minecraft isn’t on Steam. I think that would’ve made a difference though.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 26, 2014 at 08:42

      I bet it would. I know my preference is buying from places like Steam, GOG & Humble Bundle & not direct.

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      • Sith JJ

        June 26, 2014 at 08:43

        I think a lot of companies are too thick and stubborn to realize how much they could gain by allowing these clients to sell their games. Looking at EA here now.

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 26, 2014 at 08:44

          But Origin is awesome.

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          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 08:46

            Sarcasm?
            Sorry, I never take EA serious, so I’m not sure here.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 26, 2014 at 09:03

            No one takes EA serious anymore. Origin is even a bigger joke.

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 14:06

            Origin is a joke.

          • SlasherZA

            June 27, 2014 at 08:17

            Origin seriously is not that bad. It works, gives away free games (yes, 3 games already actually, all 3 worth playing).

            Origin still misses gifting and one or two other features, but Steam in its infancy also had none of this. They seriously started at much the level steam was at day 1. Remember all the immense hate Steam got at launch?

            Hating on uPlay I get – that is one steaming pile of worthless junk… Origin, not so much…

          • Sith JJ

            June 27, 2014 at 08:30

            Agreed. Uplay is terrible. But I think my hate for Origin stems from my hate for EA, whom I don’t support.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 26, 2014 at 08:49

          EA? Who are they?

          Reply

          • Sith JJ

            June 26, 2014 at 09:22

            Every Asshole?

  8. Pieter Smal

    June 26, 2014 at 08:53

    Nevermind Minecraft… let’s play Starcraft!

    Reply

  9. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 26, 2014 at 09:49

    That Console Supremacy!

    Reply

    • Praise Lord GabeN

      June 26, 2014 at 12:31

      That peasant delusion tho!

      Reply

  10. CypherGate

    June 26, 2014 at 10:48

    I instantly want to kill myself whenever i see news on minecraft.

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  11. Tauriq Moosa

    June 26, 2014 at 11:40

    1. You have kids?!? Poor things.
    2. I don’t get Minecraft at all. I’m glad people are enjoying something that isn’t about explosions though. That’s a lovely sign for this community.

    Mein Kraft!

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  12. cookiemonster

    June 26, 2014 at 17:00

    I have to agree with Mr TIM , I think I’m all MINECRAFT’d out when it comes to my boy!

    Reply

  13. Ngoc Anh

    July 2, 2014 at 15:20

    I do not understand.

    Reply

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