Minecraft PC passes 11 million sales

Mojang's open-ended sandbox game reaches new sales milestone.

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The PC/Mac version of Minecraft crossed 11 million in life-to-date sales today--up from 10 million in April--propelling the franchise to all-new heights.

At $26.95 per copy, Minecraft for PC/Mac has now generated $296,450,000 in revenue.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition passed 10 million sales in May, while the downloadable Xbox 360 version crossed 6 million at the end of March.

The disc-based Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition launched earlier this month, and according to creator Markus "Notch" Persson, was the fastest selling console game in the United States last week.

Microsoft has described Minecraft as a "beast," and earlier this month, confirmed the game is coming to the Xbox One.

Discussion

152 comments
MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

It seems to make a new world record of best selling game ever.

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

I have mixed feelings about this game; I mean, it's cool to build stuff and discover new places (specially with Sonic Ether's mod), but there wasn't a day where after a few hours I got lost and everything I did, for hours, is gone, just like that. I need to accomplish something in a game,  actually in everything, i need a point, and even if I have the freedom to set an objective myself, after some hours playing I feel like I wasted my life on it, even when I do achieve my set objectives. I do come back to it from time to time, knowing that I'll waste time, but sometimes it's just what I want.. But in all honesty, I think all this uproar over this game is a bit stupid, it's not a bad game, it's just that it isn't as insanely great as people tend to get crazy about. Deserve my kudos for being a successful indie game though.

Tixylixx
Tixylixx

I loved this game back in 2010, sadly though the content has been so lacklustre since and whenever I go back barely anything has changed. 

Derock161
Derock161

This game is very overrated.

daabulls23
daabulls23

"...has now generated $296,450,000 in revenue."

This assumes all of those sales came after the beta period.

HyperWarlock
HyperWarlock

I really don't understand this game. LOOK AT THE DAMN GRAPHICS FFS!

Hurvl
Hurvl

Build it and they will come. Let them build whatever they like and they will come in the millions :P.

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

Made one house and that was me done with this game. Didn't see any point, waste of money, boring, shit. 

People bash COD players? give me COD over this any day of the week.

MGZ_79
MGZ_79

I love this game. It is simple, yet addicting. My son loves it. I think it is brilliant in its simplicity. It is a game I genuinely enjoyed.

kouji03
kouji03

This game was only fun when i had to discover with my friends what i can do like how to find diamonds  create doors etc. but after knowing everything it just goes downhill and boring. Though my little brother is too addicted to it :o

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

I honestly don't get it.  This game looks like it came out after Wolfenstein 3D back in the early 90s.  Some people can get over the poor graphics unfortunately I have a hard time playing games that look this grotesque.  I realize gameplay is everything to some but I want at least decent graphics in my games.  To each their own.

Polygon_Pariah
Polygon_Pariah

lol I simply don't get it. I played this at a friends house after hearing about all the hype.  I was bored silly after 5 minutes of making friggen wood and stone.  My friend would say in an excited shriek "look, its a cow!" and I'd say " mmm thats great man, but what are you supposed to do?"

"...You just hang out... and kinda build stuff!"

Not only was it boring, but the terrible graphics actually hurt my eyes.  I guess like smart phone and tablet games, theres a market for this simplicity.  I'd never pay for this on my console or PC  But I won't call anyone stupid for liking it, it could be worse (albeit not a whole lot better lol)

digits52
digits52

if ur this bored play tetris, or with a rubik's cube, or with ur ballz.. just saying

DrKill09
DrKill09

Dumbest game ever, along with Angry Birds. 

Evil_Apai
Evil_Apai

Why am I here? Gamespot, bring that better news already~~!!!

feared4power
feared4power

I still don't understand how people like horse shit

billlabowski
billlabowski

I don't know how you could play this game without mods. Poor consolites.

thermalmotion
thermalmotion

I admit I've never played it and it looks awful. Why is it so popular?

zaboon_
zaboon_

@HyperWarlock Your narrow mindset explains why you don't understand it then. Graphics isn't everything.

shafe-man
shafe-man

@EL_Bomberdor Dunno, depends on how much initiative you have. By myself I played for an hour and stopped. But with friends I've invested dozens of hours, with others innovation really combines with ability, so you can build cities and towers and games.

Kooken58
Kooken58

@plm3d_basic singleplayer is fun for a bit but what makes it great is all the mods out there and there is texture packs....They chose these graphics for a reason, for an art standpoint and a technical standpoint.  Think of it as lego's.

fillup0
fillup0

@Polygon_Pariah I urge you to just play it and let your imagination be free. Don't critique it's graphics or sound, just set yourself a goal and build.

MGZ_79
MGZ_79

@Polygon_Pariah It's not for everyone. Before playing it, I thought it was ridiculous that we would regress in the graphics department. After playing the demo, I was hooked. This game is brilliant in its simplicity.

TommyBarban
TommyBarban

people who have a lively imagination and love to build things will like this game, building complicated constructions and filling in the rest with your imagination is the point, it doesn't tell you what to do, it's all up to you,

takes all kinds I guess

Hurvl
Hurvl

@digits52 With my ballz? I'd rather play with my Dragonballz or Dragon Ball Z, lol.

ChaoticLucidity
ChaoticLucidity

@DrKill09 Well, can't say the same for Angry Birds, but Minecraft is only as dumb or boring as the person that's playing it. If you have low imagination or creativity, there's nothing that it can really offer you...

ChaoticLucidity
ChaoticLucidity

@Evil_Apai You're here because you clicked on the link that said: "Minecraft PC passes 11 million sales". More than likely just so you can skip straight to the comments to let everybody know how cool you are because you don't care about this particular article.

starduke
starduke

@feared4power Normally, I'd say to each his own. However, you called Minecraft horse shit! 

Now, I challenge you to a duel! Pistols at dawn, or swords in the evening? Or, hmm, daggers at midnight, or frisbees at noon, or yoyos at 3:45 PM...

fillup0
fillup0

@billlabowski I'd rather not have crashes every 10 seconds. Before you say I have a crap pc, I have a really good set up, the game is just really badly programmed and even buggier with mods.

fillup0
fillup0

@thermalmotion Because it's probably the game that gives you the most freedom. If you have a friend that plays it, get him to give you a go.

dkdk999
dkdk999

@thermalmotion Just the idea of a block world game people find cool. Theres really not much to the game though. Not many exciting things to do besides build things.

alwin8695
alwin8695

@thermalmotion This is a game which looks pretty awful and boring, but if you try it you will be addicted to it !

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

@thermalmotion dunno , just try it by yourself

Hurvl
Hurvl

@TommyBarban People love open world games and open-ended experiences, but when taken to the extreme like in Minecraft, a lot of people can't find any joy in playing it. It's not a Bethesda open world kind of game, it's about mining and crafting - exactly what it says in the game's title :P. 

I know people in my neighborhood who love it, but I'm more of a FPS/RPG person and if I can't kill any enemies in various ways, listen to voice acting or play through a great story, then I'm not interested. If I didn't live in the same country as Notch my general interest would be even lower.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@ChaoticLucidity @DrKill09 Or if you don't like what the game offers, you won't like the game. Your level of imagination/creativity has no direct connection with whether or not you will like any type of game. You like mining and crafting -> you will like Minecrafting.

Kooken58
Kooken58

@dkdk999 @thermalmotion If you play on console sure...but there are dozens of things you can do if you play the modded version. I recommend Tekkit mod or Feed the Beast.

starduke
starduke

@feared4power My kitten eats bulls for breakfast, dragons for lunch, and other dimensions for dinner. Which is surprising, since he's such a little cat. I don't know what I'll feed him when he grows up.

feared4power
feared4power

@starduke my kitten sleeps next to bull testicles every night so he has enough testosterone to send your cat into another dimension. 

ChaoticLucidity
ChaoticLucidity

@thermalmotion @acelogan1989 I thought that too, and it's not for everyone... But if you like lego, its alot like that, except there's hundreds more things you can make/do, and you son't have to worry about finding that one F&*KING DAMN PIECE you wanted.*

There are texture packs for it if you get it for pc, makes it somewhat more bearable, and there's hundreds of mods out there too... Only thing you can do is play it if you wanna find out.


*Unless you're looking for diamonds