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Cult hit Minecraft has sold four million copies.

The game's creator Markus 'Notch' Persson celebrated on Twitter, jubiliantly tweeting "4milyay". (He's a man of few words.)

Despite its impressive sales figures, Minecraft is still in beta. Since the game launched back in 2009, well over 16 million people have registed to play the sandbox building game.

The full version of Minecraft is due for release later this month. Meanwhile a version of the game for the Xbox 360 with Kinect support is currently being developed by 4J Studios.
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Article is short so I quoted the whole thing. Probably the most sales that any beta has ever seen.
Edited by Kirby1 - 11/7/11 at 1:19pm
    
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I laughed when i forgot it is still beta...
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minecraft? for real? O.o
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The way Notch extends a beta he should get a job with Google.
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I don't like the game in the slighest and don't see the interest, but congrats to the developers.
    
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I remembered when it was still in Alpha! Funny that I am now bored of it. Yet it is still not even out of beta yet...
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Mincraft is a great game.
4 Million in sales is pretty big concidering it's only a BETA.
I play it almost everyday and it's awesome.
Reminds me of my LEGO phase xD

I would go swim a little and come back to my lego world as a child.
Great times.
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Congrats for them!

Personally, I found the game to be very boring and uninteresting, but I fully acknowledge that others feel differently, and I think it's great that a small game--a beta game--can plow through and do relatively well.
    
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brilliant concept!

dude made his money on it! that's all he cares about...
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Wonder how long it will take to hit 5 mil. I'm nearing 1000 hours of multiplayer for this game... Just can't stop playing.

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dude made his money on it! that's all he cares about...
What?
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