Minecraft: Pocket Edition sales reach 10 million

The mobile version of Minecraft has hit 10 million sales.


The Minecraft franchise continues to break its own records, with Minecraft: Pocket Edition recently hitting 10 million sales.

The announcement was made on the Mojang website. The post also contained news concerning upcoming content for the Pocket Edition. Menu tweaks, the Minecraft Realms cloud service, and buckets are amongst the new features mentioned.

The sandbox adventure game is available on iOS, Android, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, and Linux, and has sold over 17.5 million copies across all platforms.

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sold 400,000 copies on launch day, recouping development costs in just one hour. The game went on to sell a total of 1 million copies within the next four days, and knocked Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from the top of the Xbox Live activity chart for one week in October 2012.

The PC version of Minecraft broke the 10 million sales mark in April this year, a figure which includes the Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of the game. Developer Mojang has said it will consider porting the game to the PlayStation once the exclusivity contract with Microsoft finishes, although it was not specified which console.

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My under 10 year old nephews are Obsessed with Minecraft. It's wonderful!

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I'm pretty tired of hearing my friends talk about this game. It drives me insane how they view it as some sort of masterpiece.

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@AvatarMan96 pokemon was like that to. my kids use to talk about it so much drove me crazy

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If you want a true Minecraft experience with more content, the ability to add texture packs, more block variety and the ability to ride horses get Survivalcraft. It's freaking awesome and cheaper too.

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This game is way OVERRATED.

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@bcoolrob Maybe within the gaming community. Try asking any casual gamer about Minecraft and watch their reaction. Now ask that same person about Call of Duty.

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@bcoolrob The game itself is laughable but its a powerful medium for the infinite power of human imagination and creativity.

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@Poison-tooth @bcoolrob I wouldn't call anything that comes out of nowhere and sells tens of millions of copies for huge profits "laughable."

Most AAA studios would love to see this kind of success.

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@bcoolrob It is most certainly not. Any game that can get people playing it for years and still get new people in all the time is not overrated in the least.

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I bought the game, indulged about 4 days on my own little project and then when I finished that had zero want to do another, that pointless feeling just flooded the game. I regreted buying Minecraft.

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@EL_Bomberdor Yeah, I tried the demo for about 10 minutes and between the horrendously shitty graphics and just hitting dirt and rocks, I deleted it from my 360. Not sure what the mass appeal is, but that's why there are many different kinds of games.

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@iempire68 @EL_Bomberdor It's popular because it's largest audience is preteen kids whose parents buy it for them. The commenters defending it here are in the vast minority.

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@iempire68 @EL_Bomberdor A lot of people feel the same way. If you are a lonely gamer without creativity this game is not for you.

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Well, I guess Minecraft is depression, recession, and anything else having to do with bad economy proof. Even if I had a platform to play it on, I don't think I would buy it. It's not the graphics(although they do turn me off a bit), but it's mainly because everything I have seen about it doesn't really appeal to me. I do realize that it's probably one of those games you can't get a good grasp on if you have only watched it, but I don't feel any sort of need to play it.

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@tightwad34 I could not have said it better my self. I feel like majority playerbase of this game are people who are married, and they play the game with their kids. Honestly, it's an okay game for kids with all the Call of Duty and all alike games filled with blood and gore. Nevertheless, game it self is very unappealing to me.

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@Hobillis And at least there are plenty of other good games out there to keep us busy.

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This is like when McDonalds say "10 billion Big Macs Served!"...

It's really only important to them after a while...

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Just a little bit of maths here...

If it's broke 10 million on PC, 10 million on iPhone and around half a million on Xbox Live, as well as wherever else it is, then it has most certainly sold far more than the "over 17.5 million" you say it has sold across all platforms.

I think you'd have made a bit more sense if you'd said it has sold "well over 20 millions across all platforms".

Just a thought.

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@amaneuvering They were linking to one of their older articles when the sales exceeded 17.5M last year. So it had to do with the old article title.

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@jkeplinger @amaneuvering Technically it's correct to say that it has sold over 17.5 million copies, but it's a bit odd to use such a precise number as 17.5, when the real number is closer to 20-25 million.

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@amaneuvering especially considering the Xbox version has sold over 5 million copies.

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Never really got into this game.

All I do when I play it is dig deep holes and build small houses with trap doors and more holes... after 30 minutes I start feeling a bit insane. I stop playing after that happens.

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@HonorOfGod PC version is the best way to play. 360 version isn't bad, it just has MUCH smaller maps and is a little behind on the updates.

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@HowlPendragon I see yeah I played the PC version and the mobile version.

Don't get me wrong I think its an amazing game and I do love the style and world but its just that I don't tend to play it much after I pick it up for a few minutes.

Oh well at least my digging is awesome : ]

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@HonorOfGod "at least my digging is awesome" Lol, can you dig it?

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@HonorOfGod @HowlPendragon I kinda know what ya mean. I haven't played in months but when I do get back into it, it'll consume my life for about a month.

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Is there no end to this game's domination??

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And to think a few years ago Notch was probably sitting in the shower pondering this idea of making a game. He probably thought he could make a few thousand if he was successful and it would be a nice little project. Little did he know he would stumble into millions of dollars nearly overnight and become one of the most well-known game developers of modern times.

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I know these guys are richer than God now.

Why is this still news?

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@Bond_Villain So they can rub it in our face?

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How the Pocket edition sold this many copies is beyond me. Thank god I got it for 10 cents.

Hope MC does come to PS4 though. Won't have a small map like the 360 version.

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@HowlPendragon I'm hoping they do an "enhanced" console version on next gen systems. With the specs Sony announced and the next Xbox's rumored specs, both should have no problems running the full PC version maxed out.

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@JayQproductions @HowlPendragon Exactly. They'll definitely have the virtually infinite world maps. Although I can still see the updates being behind as they are for the 360, but there's no getting around that.

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@JayQproductions @HowlPendragon You make a good point.

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@HowlPendragon @JayQproductions true, and honestly I don't mind the slow trickle of small updates. It gives me a reason to go back to it every other month or so.