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Minecraft: 15 million downloads sold in 2012, Mojang releases stats

Minecraft developers Mojang and 4J Studios sold over 15 million combined downloads of the insanely popular sandbox title last year. New figures from creators Mojang have broken down the lofty total.

The above stats were released by the studio this morning, revealing that across all formats Minecraft sold 4.2 million downloads in December 2012 alone.

The end-of-year spurt saw the game's 2012 sales pushed beyond the 15 million mark, with the 4J Studios' Xbox 360 build shifting 5,002,370, Mojang's PC original selling 4,177,843, and Minecraft Pocket Edition selling 5,899,727 units on both Android and iOS.

Drinks are on Notch then yeah?

Minecraft fever is definitely in the air. Recently, this man has attempted to re-create the Earth to 1:1500 scale. Just try to imagine what that'd look like, then go here to see what it actually looks like.

Thanks GI.Biz.

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