Minecraft is now available on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Android, iOS, and soon to be available on Xbox One, and PlayStation 3 and 4, and PS Vita. That’s a lot of platforms, but the number in the title, that’s 12 million, only counts for the versions bought through their website (I believe). That’s a lot.
So let’s put that in numbers, at full price the game costs €19.95, lets convert that to GBP, which is currently £16.88, for the sake of calculations, we’ll round it up to £17. So for each copy of Minecraft sold, not including discounts, would amount to £204,000,000. Two hundred and four million quid for what is essentially a digital LEGO game.
It’s probably safe to day that Notch and his team have done well for themselves on a game that probably has an endless lifespan. There’s no need to release a sequel thanks to the game’s ever expanding features and world.
To that, I tip my hat to Mojang, well done.
[Source: Minecraft Stats]