Submitted by OddChild 1048d ago | news

Minecraft sells 15 million copies in 2012

From humble beginnings to fame and popularity: Minecraft has sold 15 million copies by the end of 2012 with the PC/Mac, Xbox and Pocket editions combined. (Android, iPhone, Minecraft, Mobile, PC, Xbox 360)

ps3bestsellingconsol   1049d ago | Spam
Slapshot82  +   1048d ago
It's much deserved. It always pleases me when I see Notch making huge donations to the Indy Bundles - financially helping out other indie developers around the world.

A great game from a great guy - maybe there is something to be learned from that? Haha
hazardman  +   1048d ago
Shit I meant to agree man my bad, was gonna say samething great to see indy games get this much attention def. Rivals some of the bigger games and 15 million is very impressive.

Bubble up...
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B-radical  +   1048d ago
i agreed on ur behalf
Slapshot82  +   1048d ago
Haha... not a problem - thanks for the Bubble! :)
Blacktric  +   1048d ago
"A great game from a great guy..."



Notch may look like a "good guy" to someone who doesn't know all the crap he did after Minecraft gained all this popularity... But he's not a good guy. Not at all.
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insomnium2  +   1048d ago
That's an insane amount of sold. I have no idea what makes people play this "game". I don't even consider it a game at all. It needs to have an ending for me to think of it as a game :) lol!

Anyway if people like to play this and dev gets compensated more power to all. Not my cup of tea though.
BoNeSaW23  +   1048d ago
I hear ya man and feel the exact same!
grailly  +   1048d ago
the game has an ending ;)

you should give it a try, if you didn't play it, the internet makes you think that it's just about building stuff, it has more to it than that.

imo minecraft has one of the best gaming loops ever. The closest example I can find to compare it to is the hunting in farcry 3. So if you've like that give minecraft a try.
DiRtY  +   1048d ago
5 million on Xbox 360 is just insane. Who said "XBLA games do not count!"?
InTheLab  +   1048d ago
Who said that? XBLA has been the backbone of Xbox for the last 3 or 4 years.
Haha123  +   1048d ago
Most successful indie game ever!
kevnb  +   1048d ago
its amazing that the pc version is that close, it came out long beofe the other versions.
Belking  +   1048d ago
Actually the android and ios versions came out before the PC and xbox360 ones.
Software_Lover  +   1048d ago
I've never played it.
RedSoakedSponge  +   1048d ago
does anyone know how many copies its sold in total?

is it the highest selling game ever? lol
InTheLab  +   1048d ago
Why isn't this game on Vita/PS3 and 3DS? Could easily double that number...
PirateThom  +   1048d ago
I play it on my phone from time to time, it's not something I want to invest that much time in because it's really not that interesting.
3-4-5  +   1048d ago
This is what happens when Creativity is at the forefront instead of just barely being used.

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