The lights are on
If you're a card-carrying Minecraft player, consider yourself in good company. Markus Persson, the game's mastermind (better known by his online handle, Notch), tweeted that the blocky sandbox game has hit a significant milestone: 20 million registered users.
His first tweet was relatively mild, saying "Minecraft now has 20 million registered users. At 70 kg each, that's 25% of the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza." He followed it up with a slightly disturbing conversion. "At 4 liters per day, it would take a million years to drink 20 million liquidized humans. Just saying. I'll stop now."
Those registrations didn't all translate to paid users, which Notch noted in a similarly tongue-in-cheek stat. "23.23% also bought the game. Extrapolating, we find that 76.77% of the internet will register for things they don't want."
That's more than 4.6 million paid copies, if you don't feel like crunching the numbers yourself.
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Those are very impressive numbers indeed; numbers to which I have contributed :)
I've never played this.
Always warms my heart to see something independent become super successful.
...SOYLENT GREEN IS LIQUIDIZED MINECRAFT PLAYERS!
Illuminati!!! lol the previous article with that MMO made me laugh.....Notch and Jay-Z want to drink us!!!!
anyways that is impressive numbers
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One of my all-time favorites, and it probably always will be.
I registered. I didn't buy, though :(
Pretty awesome! I still remember the day my friend showed me and he's like, "the dude just finished making this game like, yesterday! lol"