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Submitted by OliverKO 623d ago | news

Notch's face makes "grinning sounds" as Minecraft sells 8 million

El33tonline writes:

"What’s that racket? Where is that noise coming from? It’s difficult to place, but… it almost sounds as though someone is grinning…

And wouldn’t you know it, someone’s face is curling at the edges, and that face belongs to none other than Markus Persson (better known as Notch), the creator of the wildly successful and popular world building game, Minecraft." (Minecraft, PC)

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ATi_Elite  +   623d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race!
Wow another PC exclusive sells over 8 million units!

Lets do the Math on this

Minecraft $25 x 8,000,000 = $200,000,000 in Notches Bank account!

Notch sells Minecraft directly from his website so he doesn't have to fool around with Wal-mart, GameStop or "Worst Buy" getting a Cut!

Like console Pubs who sell their games to these same stores for $20 then the store sells them to you and I for $60! So Console Pubs only make $20 per game sold unlike PC Pubs/Devs who can make way more per game sold cause of Digital Distribution!

Even if Notch used Steam this dollar amount would still be the same as the units sold would be Higher but Steam would take like a 10% to 15% cut which is OK cause STEAM moves units like crazy!

Homework: Name a another Exclusive Game that has made over $200,000,000!

Diablo 3, Mist of Pandaria, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Rift
ChronoJoe  +   623d ago
What kind of stupid crap is this?

PC games still sell at retail, too, and console games also digital distribution channels.

Reach for instance sold 9m retail units, plus countless others on GoD which remains untracked.

And let's not even go into the fact that digital distribution only REDUCES overheads, not eliminates them. You still need to host and distribute your game over the web, which consumes a fair bit of bandwidth, combined with server housing it can be pricey.

In March Minecraft had made 80m in revenue, but only 13.5m EBITDA... I don't know how much games like Halo and whatnot make, can't be bothered to look it up, but you're talking out of your ass.

I'm not even saying PC or console is better, in any sense. Just that you're wrong, on pretty much all your figures

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