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That's right, the PC version of Minecraft has surpassed 8 million sales!  In addition to blowing the lid off of XBLA sales records with well over 4 million sales, and continuing to set incredible landmarks in the handheld market with over 2 million sold, Minecraft continues to set landmarks like never before.  In just the last 24 hours, over 10,000 copies of the game have sold, just on the PC!

Minecraft as a game continues to have a phenomenal level of success, with humble beginnings in the hands of Mojang founding member Markus "Notch" Persson, and growing over a period of years into one of the most successful indie game titles in gaming history.  In addition, the recent changes to Minecraft in 1.4.4 - and future changes planned the game, including Mod API support, more adventure map options, and all sorts of customization options - Mojang continues to push the game to new heights, even as they get involved in the community, with everything from direct-feedback bug fixing to real-life rewnewal projects.

Congratulations to Mojang for the amazing sales milestone, and to everyone out there in the Minecraft community for making it what it is today!  Feel free to read Mojang's own words on the matter, and have a great Monday!
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

Congrats to Mojang!  I can't wait to see what future updates hold.  Keep up the good work

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OsvaldoLuis

Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

That's alot!Mojang should have alot of money with 8+ million copies of minecraft sold.They have had alot of success with minecraft, I am happy for them :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Congratz Mojang :D
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

Congrats everyone! i think you guys will beat Bungie at reaching the 7th step for world domination, lol.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:13 PM

great now give us modders api :P
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Congradulations Mojang!!!
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Congratulations Mojang it is well deserved :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Yeah! I think a modding API should be top priority so that modders can develop more intuitive content, instead of having Mojang allocate more time to adding such mobs.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

Congratz Mojang!
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

Awesome! Can't wait to see the PC version pass 10 million copies sold in the future! :D
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

Congratz mojang, keep making your amazing job on minecraft! you guys are the beeesssssttttt!! Posted Image

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

8 million copies x 30 dollars/euros a copy = over 240 million dollars/euros raised Posted Image

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

Great. Now, they will hopefully take this game's developement more seriously... Or not.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Congrats Mojang, now release the mod api :D

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

View PostOsvaldoLuis, on 12 November 2012 - 02:06 PM, said:

That's alot!Mojang should have alot of money with 8+ million copies of minecraft sold.They have had alot of success with minecraft, I am happy for them Posted Image

Don't forget the game has been selling for more than 2 years and half of that time the game was 25% off during Beta and 50% during Alpha and earlier, and that a good bit of that money has been spent on bills to keep the company running. :) Other than that, I'm sure they still have millions. XD

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

im to curios XD
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

It's halfway to beat The Sims, and 4 millon more sellings and it will be halfway to beat it's succesor, which by the way, it's the most succesful PC game.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

8 MILLION! That is insane, Congratulation mojang!  

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

$160,000,000 in sales, and they STILL cant fix the bugs LOL
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