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Minecraft Sells 400,000 Units While Still in Alpha

VGChartz - "Minecraft, the awesomely addictive procedurally generated isometric sandbox architecture/adventure game-type thing that never ends, has sold its 400,000th unit, and then a few thousand more for good measure. Some time between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm, on Wednesday October 13th, it exploded past the 400,000 unit milestone with just over 7,000 sales in a 24 hour period. This is all without a publisher, without a single advertisement, and the work of one person, Markus "Notch" Persson. Some say he's a programmer; some say he's a mad scientist. Some of his fans on YouTube casually refer to him as a God of a new universe."

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Spectator13292d ago

I still don't get it, but good on him.

toaster3292d ago

You obviously haven't experienced MineCraft...

evrfighter3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

"This is all without a publisher, without a single advertisement, and the work of one person"

"without a single advertisement, and the work of one person"

"the work of one person"

@ over $10 a pop for something that cost not even a penny in bandwidth. One dude just left an ENTIRE industry in shock by debunking the belief that it was going to take movie budgets to make it big.

forgot to mention other than a login account there isn't a shred of DRM to this game.

Letros3292d ago

Addictive PC game + low system requirements = profit

Rubang3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

100 KB. No DRM. Best use of cubes since the original Q*Bert or Tetrisphere. You don't need 100 million dollars, celebrity voice actors, cutscenes, sex, violence, and washed up Hollywood plots. You just need a good idea and a pickaxe.

TheGameLlama3292d ago

Totally worth $10. Your mind will melt when you discover how much there is too this game.

bmw693292d ago

Amazing success for an indie title

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