180°
Submitted by Sinner101GR 1229d ago | news

Minecraft racks up $80 million in sales, rivals Angry Birds

Minecraft has always been acknowledged as a hit, even earning Mojang co-founder Markus 'Notch' Persson a nod at this year's GDC Awards, but now it's been revealed just how hugely successful Mojang actually is. According to financial filings in Sweden, total sales for Mojang since Minecraft's release in October 2010 have tallied $80 million for the company; Minecraft has seen over 5 million paid downloads by customers. (Industry, Minecraft, Mojang, Notch, PC)

donniebaseball  +   1229d ago
wow, considering that Minecraft has zero marketing while Angry Birds has been whored out everywhere, that's stunning
Grap  +   1229d ago
+ Minecraft the easiest game can be cracked even a 10 years old can play that game for free!
Dovahkiin  +   1229d ago
And this is relevant to the sales figures how?
wallis  +   1229d ago
Jesus H Christ on a bicycle that's astounding. No wonder Notch always seems so happy in interviews - I'd be that jolly too if I had enough money to make a thirty foot slip and slide out of super models and baby oil.
Grap  +   1229d ago
i would invest that money in my studio anyway that's me.
wallis  +   1229d ago
First, slip and slide. Then investment in your studio.
FlareDReborn  +   1229d ago
Minecraft ftw
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1229d ago
Awesome! I have kids coming in my store all the time, asking if we have copies of Minecraft. Lol. If Notch decided to put it out on disc, I think it would sell even better. :)

Also...why no PS3 version? Seriously. You are SITTING ON MONEY, Notch!
Jio  +   1229d ago
When Notch was asked if there would be a PS3 version, he never denied it. He only said "I'm not allowed to talk about that" and drew a sheep.

Related image(s)
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1229d ago
That's beautiful. Thank you! I would love to see it in 3D, also. The 3D on the PC version is surprisingly good for red/blue glasses technology. Lol.
Darkspade  +   1229d ago
Just wait til Minecraft hits Xbox Live....Those numbers will go Though the roof

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Best Buy Canada Review: Lost Dimension questions just who you can trust

10m ago - Best Buy Canada's Plug-in Blog reviews Lost Dimension, enjoying the tactical combat system and in... | PS3
20°

Review: A Day In The Woods Is A Charming, Unpretentious Time Waster | EGMR

10m ago - Ag from EGMR writes: "A Day in the Woods proves that a few modifications can take an old concept... | Android
Ad

Win a Pro-Painted Ghorgon!

Now - Turbo Tape Games is pleased to announce a contest for an exclusive Ghorgon miniature hand-painted by Dave Taylor! | Promoted post
20°

Survival Horror ‘Skyhill’ Gets a New Trailer

10m ago - Described as a “point ‘n’ survive” experience, players are stuck in a hotel after some apocalypti... | PC
30°

Star Wars Battlefront Website Reveals Full Squadron Mode Details

10m ago - The Star Wars Battlefront official site has revealed full details detailing the new Squadron Mode. | Xbox
20°

September Cover Revealed – Destiny: The Taken King

10m ago - GI: "Few games in recent years have generated the same degree of debate as Bungie’s Destiny. W... | Xbox 360