Minecraft PC sells 12 million copies

PC version of Mojang's open-ended sandbox game reaches new sales milestone, generating over $323 million in revenue.

The PC/Mac version of Minecraft crossed 12 million copies sold today, driving the open-ended sandbox game to all new heights.

The figure is up from 11 million copies sold at the end of June.

At $26.95 per copy, Minecraft for PC/Mac has now generated more than 323,400,000 in revenue.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition passed 10 million sales in May, while the downloadable Xbox 360 version crossed 8 million earlier this month.

Microsoft has described Minecraft as a "beast," and will release the game on Xbox One.

Minecraft is also coming to the PlayStation 4. Nintendo recently addressed the game's absence from the company's platforms.

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105 comments
Hurvl
Hurvl

30 million copies in total, wohoo! This milestone is another feather in Notch's hat, but lets quit reporting on its sales until it hits 40 million or at least 35 million.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

You know, the first mil was awesome, but now it's annoying and stupid.  We get it mincraft sold lots quit posting everytime they get another mil -_- IT's RIDICULOUS.  Dead horse, meet stick.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

He should donate at least $1 million to Toady, the maker of Dwarf Fortress.

starduke
starduke

I was hoping it'd get this popular when I got it during the Alpha. Such a great game. Takes gamers with imagination to play it and enjoy it, though.

orbit991
orbit991

Make a good game at a good price and go figure.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

Impressive. If only kids stopped making "let's plays" out of it on youtube, it's getting annoying.

headcrab200
headcrab200

at least it's better than generic call of duty and at least they listen to the fans unlike the activsion bringing the same generic crap ever year.

i don't really see people complaining about cod if you think cod is better than minecraft then r.i.p gaming, cod doesn't even require a brain to do anything on it i mean seriously a donkey can hold the button for 2 sec and get 20 kills with out aiming, because of how unbalanced it is, it's a kiddy game that's rated 17+

people who says that minecraft is bad and they don't get it probably didn't play the game their self or they didn't fully understand the game or are talking about the console or mobile version that requires time to build stuff to fully understand it or they are judging it just cause they see blocks in front of their face.


headcrab200
headcrab200

12million copy and still no huge updates come on bring more updates faster more animal and more shit.

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

But i was told PC gaming is dead? how can it keep getting bigger and better and vastly superior for gaming than consoles? I remember being told in 1995 PC gaming was dead, then again in 2002, then again in 2007 ..............................................................

bernard978
bernard978

I hope Notch never certifies this for Windows 8 as he promised, he should've really refused the Xbox One on its old policies.

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

Boring!!! Tell me when it gets to 15million. Seriously though, we get it. Minecraft is a huge success story and a great game from an Indie developer.

AlexFili
AlexFili

PC is the BEST version of the game, regardless of what your 360 tells you

sebbysebbseb
sebbysebbseb

And I'm not one of those 12 million people

anybodykilla15
anybodykilla15

really? because gta 5 is going to surpass that, I just digital preordered that my nizzles, fuck minecraft

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

The PC version is always going to be the better version. :)

iDefinition
iDefinition

I wonder how many people that played minecraft when it wasn't so known still play it.


And if people could think they'd know how terrible minecraft is, it's like Skyrim's lesser cousin.

cesarexec22
cesarexec22

dear god cant believe that many people play this shit smh..I never found this game to be interesting. all those people might as well throw their lives down the toilet with their fecal matter

billlabowski
billlabowski

Well of course the superior version is going to sell a ton more.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

The Pet Rock made money too...just takes "special" people to actually buy it.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Gratz to the guys who made a load of money off this and have shown that you can make non violent games and different looking games from the usual and they can be really good.


.... and if at some point in the future countries want to put the ban hammer on all violent games that is fine by me as there are many options in gaming that are non violent

bmart970
bmart970

Good game, but I don't think we need a report every time it sells another million.

hector530
hector530

i hear games dont sell well on PC.....

Hurvl
Hurvl

@DiscGuru101And should others that have games resembling Minecraft donate to Mojang then? Otherwise, it doesn't make sense.

anybodykilla15
anybodykilla15

@orbit991 yeah its called grand theft auto 5.....its open world and features randomised content and is multiplayer

Hurvl
Hurvl

@RC-Sev You don't have to watch them if you don't want to, but perhaps it's hard to find other "let's play" videos, because you only get Minecraft videos when you search youtube for "let's play". Otherwise, I don't see the point in complaining about it.

Zic99
Zic99

@RC-Sev get ready for the flood of stupid vídeos made on the X1/ps4 with the record your game play function

sgt_hunter
sgt_hunter

@RC-Sev that's one of the reasons the game sold so much.... people watch the yogscast and go "hmmm I wanna do that too"

kohle36
kohle36

@highlanderjimd Didn't you know? PC gaming is dead, handhelds are dead, consoles are dead, the games industry is in crisis and only by selling all your worldly possessions and giving the proceeds to Michael Pachter can you avoid the coming apocalypse.

Redletterdata
Redletterdata

@AlexFili 

If I could hook up a mouse and keyboard to my Xbox, then my life would be complete. 

MrYaotubo
MrYaotubo

@anybodykilla15 

You do realise that the overall sales for Minecraft are well over 20M copies sold right? 12M is on the PC alone,the platform where it sold the most but overall it sold about as much as GTA4 if not more,and came out later.

headcrab200
headcrab200

@anybodykilla15 oh! really you don't say you know that i haven't purchase any gta game up to now and i played only gta iv and it sucked.

Groudon199
Groudon199

@Master_Turismo For features, yes.  To me, the 360 version's better because it has a crafting system that doesn't require the Wiki in order to make stuff (until you memorize everything).


I know there's a mod that makes the PC version's crafting interface like the 360's, but it hasn't been updated for 1.6 and the 360 never has that type of problem.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@iDefinition "If people knew how terrible it was..." Lol, it's a freakin' game! You make it sound so serious, when in reality it's just your opinion of a game. Okay, we get it, you don't like it, plenty of others do. Are they wrong? Are you wrong? No, to both questions, because it's just a game.

dsmpunk
dsmpunk

@iDefinition Minecraft is nothing like Skyrim.  I played it during Alpha and still play around with it occasionally.  I find it relaxing.

toshineon
toshineon

@cesarexec22 That's a bit... harsh. Just because you don't enjoy it doesn't mean that other people shouldn't be allowed to. If I used that logic, I'd say that all people that doesn't like lasagna are stupid, and everyone that doesn't like heavy metal must be killed. See how ridiculous it sounds? That's because it is.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@cesarexec22 

By that same standard all gaming is a waste of time. People obviously enjoy Minecraft, just as all of us enjoy gaming in general.

Caldrin
Caldrin

@cesarexec22 So i guess you never enjoyed building things with lego when you where a kid?

Hurvl
Hurvl

@DeViLzzz If all violent games become illegal to sell, I'll still have enough games to last me several years and most of my old games have lots of replayability left. 

Now, if they'll become illegal to play I'm in a bit more of a tricky situation, because even if I disconnect my internet cable when I play them, they'll know I have played them the second I plug it in again. I'll have to use a secondary computer, with no internet access, to play my violent illegal games. That'll bypass all their spying, muahahahahaha!!!!!

I really like violent games, but I also like the option to be violent or not, like in Thief, Deus Ex, Dishonored.