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Head into any good book store in the UK and chances are in the top 40 charts you’ll find a Minecraft themed book, whether it’s a recipe book, a how-to book, or something else all together, it’s clear Minecraft is a very, very popular title. It’s so popular that last year books based on video games were worth £14.5 million, that’s a rise of almost £10 million year-on-year.

Nielsen has revealed that this increase in sales was down to the success of Minecraft books. Minecraft strategy books and annuals made up a total of seven of the top ten books based on games, totalling almost 2 million in sales. That’s right, out of all of the books in the top ten charts, there were seven Minecraft themed books..

In fact, the best0selling Minecraft title, Minecraft: The Official Construction Book, outsold some of last years more popular titles, such as Assassin’s Creeed Unity and the retail version of Minecraft itself.

Here’s the full rundown:

  1. Minecraft: The Official Construction Book (Egmont) – 548,017
  2. Minecraft: The Official Combat Handbook (Egmont) – 466,897
  3. Minecraft: The Official Redstone Handbook (Egmont) – 406,132
  4. Minecraft: The Official Beginner’s Guide (Egmont) – 387,647
  5. Minecraft: Blockopedia (Egmont) – 80,835
  6. Skylanders Official Annual 2015 (Puffin) – 51,310
  7. Minecraft: The Official Annual 2014 (Egmont) – 48,399
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Unity (Penguin Books) – 26,870
  9. Angry Birds: Super Interactive Annual 2015 (Pedigree) – 24,208
  10. Build, Discover, Survive! Mastering Minecraft (Brady Publishing) – 22,810

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