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Mojang has built Minecraft into a phenomenon of historical proportions, and it's showing no signs of slowing down.
Mojang founder and Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson recently tweeted the news that the original PC version of Minecraft has eclipsed a new milestone: "The computer version of Minecraft has now sold 14 million copies. Celebrating by having no idea how to play Lego marvel on ps4!"
When you add in the fact that the Xbox 360 version has sold over 10 million copies, and the just-released PlayStation 4 version has already sold more than 1 million, there's no denying that Minecraft stands among the gaming world's largest franchises.
Sources: Twitter via Joystiq
Our Take:If you would have told me years ago when my former colleague Adam Biessener showed me this weird, pixelated Lego-like fantasy world that it would have gone on to sell almost 30 million copies, I probably would have laughed. Hats off to Mojang. It has made history with Minecraft.
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