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Minecraft - 9 Million Sales, and Counting

That's right, the PC version of Minecraft has surpassed 9 million sales! 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 1.4.7 - and future changes planned the game, including Mod API support, more adventure map options, and all sorts of customization options, including the highly anticipated Redstone Update - 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 renewal projects.

Pocket Edition Update 0.6.0 Now Submitted

That's right, a new update for Pocket Edition was recently submitted! It can take up to a week before the update becomes available for iOS or Android, so don't worry if you don't get it right away! Some of the changes include:

New features:
  • Signs
  • Armor
  • Baby animals
  • Fancy clouds
  • Improved D-pad
  • Stonecutter for crafting stone blocks
  • Sheep can be colored with dyes
  • New block types: Netherrack, Nether Brick, Block of Quartz with 2 variants (pillar and chiseled), mossy/cracked Smooth Stone Brick variants (creative only), chiseled/smooth Sandstone variants
  • New stairs: Nether Brick, Sandstone, Smooth Stone Brick, Quartz
  • New slabs: Sandstone
  • New item: Nether Brick (smelted from netherrack and crafted into nether brick tile)
  • Upside-down stairs, corner stairs
  • Slabs can be placed in up position (needs testing on small screens)
  • Sand and Gravel are affected by gravity


  • Recipes for crafting slabs give 6 slabs instead of 3 (as in PC version)
  • Nether Reactor spawns Netherrack blocks instead of Obsidian
  • The fog and sky color have changed
  • The Nether Reactor now spawns more items
  • Cows drop Leather

    Bug fixes:

  • Melons had several bugs where they would spawn too fast and where they shouldn’t

Notice for Android users: Starting with this update, Minecraft Pocket Edition will require Android 2.3 or later. This means we no longer support Android 2.1 or 2.2, but you will still be able to play older versions of Minecraft Pocket Edition.

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    Tree Puncher

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

Woho ! Go Minecraft !
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    Diamond Miner

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

Congrats on 9 million sold, Mojang!


[quote name='BryGuy1' timestamp='1358819572' post='20478226']

Of course, you know what this all means don’t you.  With increased popularity comes increased responsibility and demands.  With that many [b]subscribers[/b], the pressure continues to increase to produce a quality fun product.  ...

Are you subscribing to this? You know you only have to pay for it once, right? It isn't WOW you know. :)



    Tree Puncher

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

9.000.000 x $20,- = $180.000.000



Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

I have been waiting a long time on the pocket edition update, it's also very cool that Minecraft just reached 9 million Sales :D
Could we reach 150 subscribers this month? Thanks for your support!



Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

Congratulations Mojang [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
Now lets hit 10,000,000!



Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

Omg i have bin waiting so long for the update to come out but 9 milion sold that alot



Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Yup, 9000 K and much, much more hacks ! [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/sleep.png[/img]
Anyway, Minecraft is best ! [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/wink.png[/img]
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Great MCPE update, this should make the game amazing



Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

WOOT. Good job, Mojang!!

[quote name='ricar144' timestamp='1358819716' post='20478273']
10 million will definitely be a milestone.

That's true :)

Also, I thought it would be nice for people to check this out! This is from the Christmas of 2012, and this is a bar graph of sales for Minecraft, Minecraft Pocket Edition, and Minecraft Xbox 360!



Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

*addes mod support* ITS OVER 9 BIllllion!!!, but really , once mod support is added i could see about 5000 insta sales, minecrafts grown so much , good or bad from certain veiws , like  <Gandpavoice> Back in ma day, seed huntin was actually intesting , in good ole' beta 1.7.tree, ah da good ole' days  wif mo' random terrain den der currently is! </Gandpavoice> speaking of which , does anyone have a 1.7.3 server? ,
If the cake is a lie........ does that mean if i build a house out of cake my house isn't real?
Your sense of style is pathetic , I always look to java programers for style , because where ever they are , they always have .class.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

i would like two be member nick636



Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

:D YAY FOR PE AND PC :D :D I can't wait til mod api comes out



    The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Watch, in two days, it will be 10 million...
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

I pocket edition just lacks the fun of the pc and is way over priced!
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:53 PM

>adds seeds
>doesn't add bucket

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    Diamond Miner

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:07 AM

wooh!! I loves ze update! But I wish It would be updated for my android pohone :(  (I has the Huiweii phone)



Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:54 AM

Yay! Nine million sales! Now it ill be alost impossible to hate on Minecraft without being ridiculed! Also, yay! Pocket Edition updates! I am really glad that you don't have to smelt the cobble to get smooth stone. I think that for the Pocket Edition they should increase the world size by one chunk every update.

Go on. Click it. It tastes good.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:27 AM

I love this Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Glowstone Miner

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:19 AM

Get 10 million now :D



    Iron Miner

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

well,the question is....who is the lucky 9,000,000th buyer? lol,well seriously over 9 million? its like "Over 9000" Multiplied so many times....
well,for fun's sake...."Vegeta,what does the scouter say about minecraft's sales?" Vegeta:"ITS OVER NINE MILLIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" "WHAT?!?!?!? NINE MILLION?!?!?!? THERES NO WAY THAT CAN BE RIGHT!!!" lol.
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