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[Edge Magazine]Minecraft has sold 2 MILLION copies!!!

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My first news post...hope I did a good job

But yea....man thats alot of copies!! I know I contributed lol.

http://www.next-gen.biz/news/minecra...-million-sales

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Indie hit Minecraft has passed two million sales, creator Markus “Notch” Persson has announced.

Persson revealed the milestone had been reached in a post on his blog, which reads: “Oh, oh, oh, and we also passed two million sales! That’s huge, and as usual I’m not quite sure how to deal with it. We’ve got a company dinner planned for Thursday night, and I plan on getting Jakob [Porser] drunk. That would be fun.”

The news means that Persson’s game has hit two million sales just three months after reaching a million. Earlier this month Persson revealed that his studio Mojang had made some £20 million in revenue from 1.8 million sales; with Minecraft currently costing €14.95, that total is fast approaching £23 million.

However, he soon changed his mind, writing in a subsequent post: “Because of overwhelming feedback, the cost of the mod API access will be $0. Our intention wasn’t to make money off selling the access, only to ensure some level of quality. Obviously that wasn’t the most popular idea in the world.
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and it's not even "Finished" yet
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Good show. See console devs! Go PC you can still be successful, and this is just an indie game.
    
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Good show. See console devs! Go PC you can still be successful, and this is just an indie game.
Yea, they've def become the poor-->rich success story lol. They've said its supposed to come out of Beta Nov. 11th
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I've never even played it.

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and yet notch puts less and less work into it these days.
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I've gotten my money's worth multiple times over already. I haven't even had a chance to play 1.5 yet...
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I remember when it passed 500k sales. Everyone was all "WOOOOOOO!!"

I bought it two days after, worth every cent
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and yet notch puts less and less work into it these days.
Yea ur right there. I mean if it really is supposed to drop in November...plus he's workin on that Scrolls game.....somebody is gonna have to work in crunch time lol.
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Congrats, Notch. Just a few more sales and you should be able to pass New Vegas in the coveted "Most sales of an unfinished game" category!
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