Minecraft reaches 3 million sales


About eight months after it landed its first one million sales and four months since its second, Mojang Specifications has announced that Minecraft has now hit three million in sales.

The announcement was made earlier today by studio head Markus "Notch" Persson on Twitter.

"Minecraft just sold its third million copy!" Persson exclaimed.

According to the official stats on the Minecraft site and as of this publishing, the game has 3,001,979 purchases, which is just over a quarter (26.23 percent) of the 11,440,515 registered users.

The game is still in its beta stage and will officially release on November 18, coinciding with the game’s own convention, MineCon, in Las Vegas. An XBLA version is expected to arrive sometime this holiday season.



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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