Minecraft has now sold more than 300 million copies

Minecraft will flip 15 subsequent 12 months and we have gotten an perception into how common it will likely be within the lead-up to launch: The game has now sold more than 300 million copies. To place that into perspective, Grand Theft Auto V would not even are available in second place, with… More than 185 million copies have been sold. Even its barely delayed launch (2013) would not do a lot to make up for this hole – particularly contemplating Minecraft handed the 200 million mark in 2020.

Mojang Studios introduced the milestone throughout a Minecraft Dwell occasion that shared new options coming to the sport, akin to a trial room that accommodates traps and mobs that come at you thru a sequence of rooms and corridors. New Star Wars: Path of the Jedi and Planet Earth DLC are additionally in growth and will likely be out there on November 7 and early subsequent 12 months, respectively.

“As we strategy our fifteenth anniversary, Minecraft stays one of many best-selling video games of all time with over 300 million copies bought,” stated Helen Chiang, head of Mojang Studios. “(It is) a milestone that nobody may have dreamed of after we have been all laying down our first blocks.”

The precise launch date for Minecraft is a bit complicated. Recreation developer Marcus Persson, often known as Notch, first made Minecraft out there to the general public in 2009 (the anniversary is being celebrated), however the recreation wasn’t formally launched till late 2011. Persson used the preliminary launch as a chance to enhance the sport, monitor suggestions and launch alpha updates Beta in 2010 below his new firm Mojang. Jens Bergesten took over as lead designer on the finish of that 12 months, and in November 2011, the official Minecraft recreation was launched on iOS.

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