‘Minecraft’ Video Game Sales Top 100 Million
Minecraft has become the second most popular video game of all time — with 106,859,714 copies sold as of Thursday.
‘Minecraft’ Sales Over 100 Million Copies
Minecraft’s first test version was launched in 2009, and the company that created the game, Mojang AB of Stockholm, was built in 2010. Microsoft Corp. then bought Mojang for $2.5 billion in 2014.
Microsoft notes that it has posted average sales of more than 53,000 copies of Minecraft every day so far in 2016.
Mobile versions account for 51% of Asia/Asia-Pacific sales, 44% of Middle East/Africa sales, 41% of total North America sales, 38% of Latin America sales and 36% of sales in Europe.
PC versions have dropped to 15% of total Latin America sales, 19% of North America and Asia-Pacific sales, 21% of Middle East Africa sales and 29% of sales in Europe.
Console game versions account for 47% of Latin America sales and 19% in Asia-Pacific sales.
A Minecraft live-action film is set to be produced, and will not be released until sometime in 2018.
Producer Roy Lee, who produced the animated The LEGO Movie, reportedly said that the Minecraft film was in the “scripting stages” and that work on visual design was also moving ahead.
“Minecraft would be part of a multiverse where humans can enter, that has the feel of what the live action version of a Minecraft experience,” Lee told Blastr.
Tetris is the only game to sale more copies than Minecraft at about 425 million — Tetris was released in 1984.
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