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Minecraft has sold over 35 million copies

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Minecraft just may be one of the most popular games of all time, because numbers don’t lie. Unlike those filthy consonants that promised me the wrld.

Minecraft just clocked over 14 million sales for PC and Mac platforms, which means that the game has now sold over 35 million copies. Sold, not shipped, sold. Announced by creator Markus “Notch” Persson via Twitter, the total tally now clocks the game in at the peak sales point of a Call of Duty annual release.

So how did those 35 million sales break down on other platforms? Well the PlayStation 3 version has now sold over 1 million times, while the Xbox 360 version has shifted 10 million sales. Throw in the pocket edition, and that’s another 10 million sales back in May 2013 according to PlayerAttack. That’s…that’s a lot of blocks.

It’s not hard to see why the game is so damn popular. It’s more about creating digital wonders of the world than mindless destruction, with some gamers having built everything from massive castles to the starship Enterprise. I’ve seen things in Minecraft that you wouldn’t believe. Attack zombies on fire off the shoulder of the Orion Pictures memorial. I’ve watched C-blocks glitter in the dark near the Persson gate. All those moments lost in time, like tears in the digital rain.

I’m also legally obligated to tell you that Gavin’s daughters are Minecraft whizz-kids, so go give their channel some views and subscriptions if my comic book collection means anything to you.

Last Updated: February 3, 2014

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