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.

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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.

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

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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.

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who the **** cares

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@jessie82 haha i thought the same thing.

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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.

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This game is very overrated.

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

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

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

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

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@HyperWarlock idiot...

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@HyperWarlock LMAO


try it

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@HyperWarlock It's not about graphics, it's about GAMEPLAY.

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

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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.

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@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.

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@EL_Bomberdor you will pay for your lack of vision *force zap*

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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.

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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

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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.

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@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.

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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)

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@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.

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@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.

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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

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@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.

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

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@digits52 Why not all the above?

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

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Dumbest game ever, along with Angry Birds.

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@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...

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@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.

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I guess thats one way to put it

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

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@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.

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I still don't understand how people like horse shit

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@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...

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@starduke kitten duels at dawn

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@starduke my kitten ate chuck norris in one bite

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@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.

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@feared4power @starduke WHAT THE **** DID I JUST READ??

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

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@starduke @feared4power Whoever is more (Mine)crafty than the other guy will win.

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@feared4power Are you sure? To be fair, I must warn you, my kitten was trained by Usagi.

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

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@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.

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@billlabowski

...or texture packs.

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