Minecraft Console Sales Pass PC, Series Nears 54 Million Copies Sold

Mojang releases new sales statistics for popular open-ended sandbox game.

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Mojang's Patrick Geuder Saga, who heads up data analysis at the Minecraft studio, announced some new statistics about the popular sandbox game today on Twitter.

"Minecraft console editions together just passed Minecraft for PC/Mac," he said. "And across all platforms, we've sold almost 54 million copies."

On console, Minecraft is currently available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and versions of the game are coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita later this summer. There's still no word on if Minecraft is ever going to come to Nintendo platforms like the Wii, Wii U, or 3DS.

Mojang did not share details regarding how the 54 million figure breaks down between platforms. Minecraft is available on a multitude of systems, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC/Mac, iOS, Android, and Raspberry Pi. The Xbox 360 version alone has sold more than 12 million copies.

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson recently spent more than $40,000 to buy an extremely rare copy of an unreleased Aphex Twin vinyl LP. It comes during prosperous times for Mojang, as the studio made a whopping $326 million last year.

A Minecraft movie is also in the works at Warner Bros. The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee is attached to the project to produce it, though there's no other details available about the film just yet.

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vader501st

Screw that POS minecraft

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Spock005

Halo 5 article brought me here.. This has been happening more frequently on Gamespot and I starting to get annoyed...

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Alucard_Prime

glitchy site, I clicked on halo 5 article and keeps,brining me here wth

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sharpshooter188

Halo. CoD. Just end please. Please?

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Nazgoroth

Lol at the advert spam here by the way.

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JSmoljanec

Nice! I just got a Minecraft card code for FREE! :D << LINK REMOVED >>

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JSmoljanec

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JunGamer

Nice! I just got a Minecraft card code for FREE! :D << LINK REMOVED >>

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Merseyak

loool crappy kids game

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RepetitiousV2

Boy youre so grown, you're a big grown up, yes you are!

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supersungin

15,799,730 pc sales than Xbox 360 version alone has<< LINK REMOVED >>.where is the ps3 sales ?

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RepetitiousV2

Well add those two together, subtract from 54....

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strrckshn

Where are all the Pc master race now? Quite it seems.

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jerusaelem

<< LINK REMOVED >> "Quitely" playing their pirated copies of Minecraft with about 10,000 mods and texture packs that the millions and millions of console players cannot and will not ever have access to?

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jellyman68

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I don't know anyone who pirated Minecraft on the PC. I think the Minecraft buzz left the PC community a long time ago as we had the game a lot earlier and with way more features, but the console versions are only just starting to catch up with the PC version and the community response seems to reflect that.

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Monsterkillah

Console is where the money is now

When PC game like Crysis, Eldee Scroll, Battlefiled, etc sold much higher on it u knew where the biggest $ is not to mention the big budget games exclusives on console which is highly anticipated

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BloodyTides

<< LINK REMOVED >> lol Crysis 2 only sold 3 million on all platforms and please Crysis 3 sold even way less while the original Crisis on PC sold over 3 million.

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Orpheus010

ARRR Matey. Freakin pirates fault

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RicanV

Just one of the many reasons why console gaming won't die anytime soon.


*looks at Candy Crush*

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RepetitiousV2

Minecraft, #1 recommended builder of deathstars.

-Message is brought to you from the dark side,

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Nazgoroth

<< LINK REMOVED >> Just don't forget to shield the Exhaust vents this time around.

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thecman25

and this is why more video game companys support consoles more than PC

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xdude85

People are still buying this?

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Richmaester6907

<< LINK REMOVED >> Considering over 80million people own a 360 and a PS3 this game could go on to break 100million sales within a few years easily. Plus the PC players and the new versions coming out. This game is like a fucking gold mine, literally.

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vadagar1

PFFF PC, consoles blalabala


they are all basically PCs that can run games get over it

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KimCheeWarriorX

@vadagar1 heh. well said my friend. when i play games on either console or pc, i look at it the same way, its a game and im playing it and im having fun with it. period.

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SteaminPotatoes

That's like saying PC and Xbox sales have surpassed PS3 minecraft sales, can't just add several platforms together to swing stats in your favour, doesn't make sense, there's a word of this i think it's called Bulls**t


"Consoles"


Yeah which console though, couldn't care less.

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I bought it on 360 to try it. It is addictive but I don't know how people can pour as much time into it as they do.

It is like I finish after an hour or two and feel like I've accomplished absolutely nothing with my time. At least in other games there is some sense of progress and accomplishment.

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rolla020980

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Yep, I played it and didn't understand the point. Is there a goal or do you just chop blocks for hours? Seems to me if you are only building a world that Project Spark would have more to offer... and its only beta right now.

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jerusaelem

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Explaining "the point" of Minecraft makes about as much sense as attempting to explain a good joke. You either get it or you don't. It's honestly as simple as that. The only "goals" involved are ones that you bring to the table yourself. If you're not willing to invest that much thought in the process, the boredom that followed should come as no surprise.


Wouldn't expect much more from Project Spark for the very same reasons.

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@rolla020980 Yeah I know what you mean. Project Spark you can at least give something fun to someone else, like a fun game or something. Normally all I have to offer from my efforts in Minecraft is a massive hole and a lopsided cabin.

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_WilliamWallace

Minecraft puts me to sleep, fun gane tho

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emerin76

PC gamers don't like to buy games.

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emerin76

dont get insulted, just kidding around...just taking a poke at the pirates which I'm sure are the minority...except amongst my friends...they're all upper middle management and STILL buy the $5 rip off games at the market..

Enjoy your day. it's too early(6.30am) to have a tiff over something so bloody trivial. lighen up

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<< LINK REMOVED >> How is 10 million not a lot? Especially for an indie game that never paid a penny for advertisement.

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DEadliNE-Zero0

@emerin76 So that's why there more than 10 million in sales on PC