Another milestone has been achieved by the award-winning sandbox indie game Minecraft. In a tweet from Patrick Geuder Saga, a data analysis and business development employee from Mojang, the Minecraft console version has just overtaken its PC and Mac versions.?It appears that the highly-addictive game has experienced better success with the console market than its PC and Mac counterparts.
?Minecraft console editions together just passed Minecraft for PC/Mac. And across all platforms we?ve sold almost 54 million copies,? he tweeted last Wednesday. To put that into perspective, that’s one copy for every 6 people in the entire U.S or 2 copies for every person in Australia.?That’s insane!
As of April, there have been almost 50 million copies of the game sold worldwide. The PC and mac versions have exceeded 15 million copies, while 21 million mobile editions were reported to be sold. In the Xbox 360, there have been more than 12 million copies sold. The PlayStation 3 version seems to be the lowest with just 1.5 million copies sold.
The sandbox game is currently the third best selling game of all time, just behind Tetris and Wii sports. It was created by Swedish programmer Markus ?Notch? Persson and later developed and published by Mojang.?The original version of Minecraft was first released on the PC. It was released to the public on May 17, 2009 only as an alpha version. The full release version only came two years later on November 2011.
The first console version of the game was released on Xbox 360 on May 2012. A year later, the PlayStation 3 version was released on December 2013.
Minecraft is currently available on the Android, iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and Mac platforms.
The game is set to be launched on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One in August this year. We can still expect their sales to increase even more once the game comes out in these platforms.
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