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Over 25 Million Copies of Minecraft Have Been Sold on PC

But that number is nothing compared to sales of Minecraft: Pocket Edition on mobile platforms.

News by Nadia Oxford, .

Some video game properties have incredible staying power. Mario, Pokémon, and Sonic the Hedgehog are a few worth naming, but let's not forget the comparatively young upstart that's really blitzed the sales charts and made an indelible mark on pop culture: Minecraft.

Earlier this morning, long-time Mojang employee and Minecraft developer Michael "Searge" Stoyke announced on his Twitter feed that the PC version of Minecraft, which exited beta in 2011, recently sold over 25 million copies. While World of Warcraft tops that number if you include expansions sold, nothing touches Minecraft for stand-alone game sales on the PC.

What's more, that cool 25 million only includes PC versions of the game. The mobile "Pocket Editions" of Minecraft, which also went on also went on sale to the general public in 2011, far outsell the PC versions of the game in most countries. Minecraft's console releases are also huge, especially in Europe and Latin America. In all, well over 100 million versions of Minecraft populate consoles, phones, tablets, and PCs around the world.

There was some talk about how Microsoft made a dumb investment when it bought the Minecraft franchise for 2.5 billion in 2014, but Minecraft doesn't show signs of slowing down any time soon. It appears kids and adults alike adore frolicking in an open world of low-res boxes. Here's to another year of mining, Endermen, and crazy schoolyard rumors sparked by Herobrine "sightings."

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  • Avatar for CK20XX #1 CK20XX A year ago
    It's still being updated. Your standard inventory is still 27 slots, but a clever player can now upgrade that to 757 slots with the new Shulker Boxes, and fireworks now provide a rocket boost when you're gliding. Don't forget to investigate the new oak mansions too, which are filled with axe murderers that will lunge at anything alive when renamed "Johnny", and evokers that think all blue sheep should be turned red.
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  • Avatar for james98 #2 james98 A year ago
    Minecraft is my favourite game. It will definitely 50 million purchases by this month ending. You can also download minecraft free version of app from vshare market app store. You can download Vshare for Windows to get minecraft for free.Edited May 2017 by james98
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  • Avatar for williambelton #3 williambelton 10 months ago
    Minecraft is one of the best game i have ever played and i played so many other's game along with it including the one which are paid i get them free from vShare App
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  • Avatar for pokemon1234 #4 pokemon1234 4 months ago
    Draw a line down the center of the card with a pen or pencil and put your message on the left side and the address on the right. cheap postcard printing
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  • Avatar for Seon #5 Seon 3 months ago
    Yes, And mostly all players of minecraft use skins, Someone make it by himself, someone take it from server pool... but most of it take it from skins4minecraft.com So if you need a skin for this awesome game. Visit hereEdited April 2018 by Seon
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