Minecraft PC passes 8 million sales

Monday, 12th November 2012 13:03 GMT By Dave Cook

Minecraft PC sales have surpassed the 8 million mark. That’s a lot of blocks, and a lot of money.

PCGamesN has reported on the sales stats, although exact figures have not been made available in the wild.

The initial alpha build launched in 2009 and quickly put creator Markus “Notch” Persson on the map. Word of mouth led to the notoriety of Persson’s studio Mojang and eventually spawned Xbox 360 and mobile versions. It has since become a cultural phenomenon worldwide.

Interviews with Notch are rare, but earlier this year the world was given a rare glimpse of Mojang’s studio when it was nominated for a Swedish award for one of the country’s best-looking offices. See the photos here:

Are you still playing Minecraft on PC? Share your love of the game below.



  1. dex3108

    No way PC is cancer in gaming industry XD We are shameless pirates without respect for developers :D

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Old MacDonald

    Yeah, WTF, didn’t those 8 million get the memo?


    Oh, and Dave: 8,000,312 people have bought the game. In the last 24 hours, 10,933 people bought the game.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ArithonUK

    PC Gaming is dead! Haven’t those eight million gamers heard? The sale of four million copies of COD across all platforms means it is a much bigger success. How could two million Xbox live users be wrong? They far out number the four million daily Steam users!

    Maybe, just maybe *certain* developers will wake up and smell the coffee.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. roadkill

    The stubbornness of some PC gamers is incredible! :)

    #4 2 years ago


    Good job you lot have your über GFX cards, so you can play this game in 4k on your triple monitor setups!!!1


    #5 2 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    Someones rustled.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Old MacDonald

    5: Well, it beats having to play it in the tiny sandbox the 360-version offers.

    #7 2 years ago

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