According to a recent report from The New York Times, Mojang’s block-based sandbox game is selling 10,000 copies a day, which is absolutely astounding considering the game launched five years ago.
Considering Minecraft is on pretty much every platform including PC, consoles, and mobile, that number is slightly more believable, hell, I even have five copies of the game, the one for PC, the Windows 10 Edition, a copy for Xbox One, a copy for Xbox 360 as well as the Pocket Edition.
Minecraft has sold over 100 million copies to date, helped I’m sure by the multiplatform releases, not to mention the recent announcement of the Mincraft Education Edition, so really the 10,000 copies a day really isn’t all that surprising.
The Education Edition of Minecraft is set to launch in May and will bring a new teaching tool to teachers and students as lessons can be built around the sandbox game, some examples given were recreations of famous landmarks, others were to put students into giant versions of body parts to explore how the body works.
Not to mention the endless computation lessons which can be created from the game’s own circuitry, Redstone.
The whole New York Times post is fascinating, you can read more about that here.