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Happy Birthday, Minecraft!



Look familiar?  It might not for many of you, but anyone who has been around since May of 2009 should find this oddly familiar - this was one of the earliest demos of Minecraft in its infancy!  Yes, the game we know and love today wasn't much to look at back then - grass blocks and cobblestone, and not much else.  It's amazing when you stop to consider - with all the potions, hunger, myriad critters, redstone - just how far the game has come from such humble beginnings.  It's been an amazing process to see unfold over the years, to be sure.

It wasn't long ago that Minecraft saw 28 million registered users and nearly 6 million purchased copies , and the number just keeps growing. Along with the runaway success of Minecraft - Pocket Edition (over a million sales) and Minecraft - XBOX 360 Edition (over 400,000 in the first 24 hours!), the epic block-builder continues to take the world by storm. Updates continue to pour forth for the PC version, including the highly anticipated Mod API, NPC trading and so much more.  Pocket Edition becomes more and more Survival-esque, and MCX360 - while currently similar to Beta 1.6.5 - has exciting changes on the horizon.

From all of us here at the Minecraft Forum, we wish Minecraft a very happy 3rd birthday!  Congratulations to everyone at Mojang for producing such an incredible game, and to the entire community - every single one of you - for making this game one of the most incredible games in the world!

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In the last 24 hours, 127,468 people registered, and 13,375 people bought the game.  On average, this means that a little over thirteen thousand people buy a new copy of Minecraft every single day, and that number keeps growing!
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#1

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

Happy birthday, minecraft ;)

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LightWarriorK

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

Happy Birthday, MC!  Many happy returns!

#3

DrunkMalak

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:24 PM

[size=6][font=comic sans ms,cursive][color=#800080]Happy birthday!!![/color][/font][/size]

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:25 PM

Happy Birthday.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:26 PM

Happy Birthday, Minecraft!

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

Happy Birthday Minecraft :D!
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#8

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:27 PM

happy birthday!!

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TheHcobain

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:28 PM

Yeah, You could lower the price sometime ?!?!

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

Happy birthday Minecraft, Glad to have you aboard.
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AndrewCrimson

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:30 PM

Happy birthday Minecraft and of course happy birthday Mojang! The whole team did an awesome job to create the game that it is today and they don't seem to stop. It's an honor to be on board with you guys. Best wishes and happy birthday once again!

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:31 PM

[quote name='TheHcobain' timestamp='1336933706' post='14948054']
Yeah, You could lower the price sometime ?!?!
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Bro you should have bought in Alpha.

edit: happy birthday, you've come a long way from what you were when I bought you during Alpha.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:31 PM

Happy Birthday Minecraft. (:
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:32 PM

Happy birthday Minecraft!
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TheSpectre

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:33 PM

This is amazing.... today is my sister's birthday, and mine is the same as Notch's. Happy birthday Minecraft! I'll bake you a cake!
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:34 PM

Happy Birthday to Minecraft, Steve and Lord Herobrine [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png[/img]

GLaDOS will bring the cake :D

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

Happy birthday!!!

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dinoavatar

Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:36 PM

Minecraft will be 5 when i'm 13! yay!!!!!!

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

Happy birthday, good buddy.
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:38 PM

Imagine Life with out Minecraft... Happy Birthday!