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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


  1. Yay! Minecraft! One game I have not played!


    • Hammersteyn

      February 3, 2014 at 11:48

      It’s more addictive than crack cocaine once you get into it. Especially if you play with other people.


      • Unavengedavo

        February 3, 2014 at 11:56

        I have only played the clone of it called minetest. And I can understand how Minecraft can be so addictive


    • Anon A Mouse

      February 3, 2014 at 11:49

      One of many for me, but again mindless for me, never got this. That being said I have seen a few pics of what people have done and there are some seriously talented people out there.


  2. DrKiller

    February 3, 2014 at 11:44

    lol PS3 only sold 1mil 😛


    • Hammersteyn

      February 3, 2014 at 11:50

      Yeah, The PlayStation 3 version was released on 17 December 2013 so not too shabby.


  3. Umar Hyakutaro [S]

    February 3, 2014 at 11:52

    Any Kung Pow reference makes my day


    • Hammersteyn

      February 3, 2014 at 11:53

      Needed a sequel!


  4. VampyricSquirrel Monk

    February 3, 2014 at 12:07

    I really enjoy Minecraft, it’s fun seeing what wonders you can create. My friend on the other hand doesn’t enjoy Minecraft but spends hours on Terraria… which looks (to me, it’s my opinion, leave me alone!) as a 2D Minecraft clone… so that makes no sense to me.

    I will have to get Terraria to see what the hype’s about 😛


    • Willem Swanepoel

      February 3, 2014 at 13:27

      Go to: http://www.saminecraft.co.za/

      register and get whitelisted. Download the client and enjoy.

      Awesome community, awesome server. It takes Minecraft to a new level … its is AWESOME 🙂


      • VampyricSquirrel Monk

        February 3, 2014 at 13:59

        I own Minecraft… I am part of a really cool community that makes the most random crap on the planet on our “building” server… really, it makes no sense what so ever. I heard about saminecraft a while back and joined for a short period of time, but I don’t play enough to make it worth it.

        I have a lot more friends that play Terraria, so that’s the main thing driving me towards it.


  5. Gerhard Davids

    February 3, 2014 at 12:07

    I’ll take an “o” for $20 please Darryn.


    • The D

      February 3, 2014 at 12:30

      You’ve missed the joke in that intentional typo there bud.


      • Gerhard Davids

        February 3, 2014 at 12:48

        And you missed the wheel of fortune reference playing on your original joke 🙁


        • VampyricSquirrel Monk

          February 3, 2014 at 12:53

          Seems like hit and miss with you two today.


          • RinceThis2014

            February 3, 2014 at 12:56

            I know, get a room already…

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