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Minecraft Hits 9 Million Sales, Pocket Edition Updates Coming

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

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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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

Wow 9mil sales already? :o

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

Interesting. Seems like MC's popularity is still increasing very fast. Posted Image



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

Hnnngghhh at the MCPE update. :D

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:33 PM

I remember back when Minecraft sold it's first Million.
Good Times.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

Yeah. Minecraft certainly has come a long ways. I can hardly wait until the Minecraft Pocket Edition update is available.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

great! they added armour to the game! thats what ive been waiting for quite a while now.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

Minecraft has come such a long way! I remember playing this game in beta 1.6.5. What? You thought Alpha? You thought Indev? Ha... HAHAHA... I wish :(
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:54 PM

Now we wait for it to hit 10 million... shouldn't take too long right?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

Holy... 9000000 Sales?!
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:06 AM

Woot! I'm 4 of those sales! :D *cookie nom*


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

Can't wait til pocket edition can't wait til redstone update for pc can't wait for 10 million sales!! Wow last year in November was when we reached 8 million now its 9 million omg I CAN'T WAIT FOR ALL MOJANG IS GIVING US THIS IS PROBABLY THE HAPPIEST I HAVE BEEN FOR JUST 3 THINGS OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!

Plus of course us fellow minecraft players got us up to that high so we get the credit!! Mojang still gets credit for making the game if they didn't make the as well as it is now they would only have like I dunno only 2 mill

For a game it isn't very big.. I think...



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

Congrats, Mojang :P

View Postacidxxrain, on 21 January 2013 - 11:54 PM, said:

Now we wait for it to hit 10 million... shouldn't take too long right?
At this rate, a couple of months.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:33 AM

Cool......A little :3
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

Didn't we just pass 8 million?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:23 AM

Good job Mojang, now give us that Stonecutter for PC.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

Its great that this game is taking off SO FAST!!!
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

Find Eloraam(modmaker) and you will sell double.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:52 AM

WOW, 9 million paying customers.  That’s AWESOME!  Way to go Mojang team and players.

Of course, you know what this all means don’t you.  With increased popularity comes increased responsibility and demands.  With that many subscribers, the pressure continues to increase to produce a quality fun product.  As well as the increased demand for new and exciting stuff in the game.  No sitting around and taking your time allowed anymore.  You’re in the big leagues now.  Expand and grow, or someone else will for you.   I’m sure with this much popularity, the competition Creeper is looking over your wall.

I love this game.




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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

I feel proud to be a part of that 9 million.

I can imagine the people at Mojang just seeing the numbers. "HOLY ITS OVER 9... MILLION!"

10 million will definitely be a milestone.