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 Minecraft  Reaches 4M Sales
Minecraft Reaches 4M Sales
November 7, 2011 | By Mike Rose

Indie sensation Minecraft has now sold over 4 million copies, with no signs that sales are slowing down -- in fact, the game is selling faster than ever.

The game passed the four million milestone earlier today, with over 16 million registrations, signifying that approximately 25 percent of users who sign up to play the free version of the game, then go on to purchase the full version.

Sales of Minecraft have sped up over the last six months. Back in April, the game reached two million sales in total. Two months later, it had sold an additional half a million copies.

Less than another two months after that, the three million sales milestone was hit. Now, just two months on from that point, the game has sold another million, signalling that daily sales of the game have doubled in recent months.

This total number of sales does not include sales of the Android, which was released earlier this year.

The game is still only available as a beta download, with the full version due to be released later this month.

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John Corey
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Hmm, I just bought another copy for my daughter yesterday. I could be the one to put them over 4m...

You're welcome, Mojang.

Harry Fields
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I just don't get it. I tried it for a couple days. I mean... I "wanted" to like it. But if I wanted to laboriously dig through dirt to get enough ore to build shovels to get enough ore to build a building, only to have it get blown up, I'd live in Pakistan or something. Now give me a rocket launcher and incorporate a destructible physics engine and it could be tons o' fun... especially in multiplayers when you bring someone's 500 foot block-penis crashing down... LOL :D

Either way, congrats on the success Mojang.

Jonathan Kromrey
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I love Minecraft not only because of the freedom to grow, discover, defend, etc. within the game (not to mention that terrifying thrill of a creeper approaching) but also what I learn about myself and my friends. I'm an adventurer/delver by nature, my son is a builder/inventor, my wife a farmer. It's like being a modern-day Robinson Caruso - open to go anywhere and do anything.

The game is beautiful - from sunrise, sunset to starry night and storms. We have found / created a place to call our own - and feel we've more than got our money's worth in from the three accounts we've paid for.

Great job Mojang!