More than 2.5 million PC users have picked up a copy of Minecraft to date.
The sales achievement was revealed by the game’s creator Markus Persson via Twitter, where he said: “2.5 million sales! That’s as much as Diablo 1 and Far Cry, according to Wikipedia.”
The news comes just days after Microsoft announced a Kinect-compatible version would be coming to Xbox 360 by the end of the year.
Minecraft is also due for release on mobile devices such as iOS and Android, after a period of exclusivity on Sony’s Xperia Play.