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Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies across all platforms


8:30 PM on 06.25.2014
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If the amount of kids screwing around in Minecraft while their doting parents shake their heads going "Oh, those kids and their Minecraft!" and Let's Plays and creepers in popular media isn't enough to tell you how ridiculously popular the Mojang sandbox paradise is, then perhaps these numbers will.

As of today, Mojang employee Patrick Geuder announced that the console editions of Minecraft have surpassed that of the amount of copies sold for PC/Mac. All told, they've sold nearly 54 million copies. That's a ridiculous sum, but not surprising given the fact that Minecraft is available on pretty much any platform you could choose to play it on. Its influence on the game industry at large has been staggering, and it is no doubt one of the games that will stand the test of time for future generations. It's a Minecraft world, apparently. We just live in it. 

With that said, I really feel like I don't play it enough. I suddenly want to do some exploring of my own.

@pgeuder [Twitter]





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2:30 PM on 07.30.2014
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6:30 PM on 05.22.2014
Minecraft coming to PS4 and PS Vita this August

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10:46 AM on 05.22.2014
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition coming in August

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10:00 PM on 05.15.2014
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3:45 PM on 04.22.2014
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1:30 PM on 04.16.2014
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4:00 PM on 03.26.2014
Minecraft title update 14 out on Xbox 360 today, PS3 tomorrow

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6:15 PM on 03.25.2014
Oculus Rift version of Minecraft canceled because of Facebook acquisition

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7:30 PM on 03.19.2014
Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft

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10:00 PM on 06.25.2014
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10:50 AM on 06.09.2014
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