Minecraft is an incredibly unique game and an indie sensation compared to what we normally see in the gaming market. The Java-based game has sold a whopping 10 million copies on the PC according to Mojang customer support manager Marc Watson. This 10 million milestone includes PC, Mac and Linux only and the 10 million marker makes it the seventh best selling PC game of all time.
If you consider sales on other platforms then the figure is clearly much higher. The Minecraft game is available on PC, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android and Xbox 360. Back in January of this year the developer for the Xbox 360 version of the game stated sales were at six million in January and another developer Jens Bergensten said that total sales across all platforms was 20 million in January.
As part of something Bergensten promised to fans, when the game reached 10 million sales on PC he stated he would release a subtle hint about something being released in the next patch. Well the hint wasn’t so subtle, but we are pretty sure it will be a horse. Mojang’s most recent update, version 1.5 known as redstone, was released less than a month ago and included 120 changes to the game including a light sensor that activates objects based on the time of day and a new texture pack to improve the overall look of the game.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the official Minecraft film, you can see the trailer below. The film is available to purchase but the Minecraft producers have uploaded it to the Pirate Bay for users to access for free.