Champagne at Microsoft as Minecraft cruises past 25 million units sold on PC and Mac.
Mojang’s (and by extension, Microsoft’s) runaway success Minecraft has been hard to slow down since it released back in 2011. So much has the game grown that it’s become its own cultural cornerstone, spawning a series of dedicated Youtube channels and creating a legion of fans along the way. Now the game has broken yet another sales barrier – amassing over 25 million sales on just PC and Mac.
That’s according to the latest statistics made available on Mojang’s website at least. Minecraft has sold (at the time of writing) 25,072,545 copies on PC and Mac. It’s a hugely impressive showing for a game that’s well over 5 years old at this point, more impressive when you realise that six months ago, the company also surpassed the 100 million sales mark across all platforms.
The popularity of Minecraft has caught many off guard. The games versatility has been one of its defining features; Minecraft has been sold on many different platforms. From home consoles including PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, all the way through to mobile editions of the game. The game even made an appearance on the Nintendo Wii U late in its lifespan – with dedicated Nintendo skins and levels created. Legendary game developer Miyamoto admitted that Minecraft is something that Nintendo would have made – a sign of just how successful and accessible the title really is.
The game has certainly come a long way from its humble beginnings. The game was originally created by a small team headed up by Markus “Notch” Persson. The games success attracted the attention of Microsoft, who bought Mojang (and Minecraft) for over $2 billion. Minecraft has since been spun off into a dedicated Telltale series and is still hugely popular among Youtubers – so we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s yet more landmarks in the games future as it releases on to more consoles.