Minecraft sales reach 2m

Ben Parfitt
Minecraft sales reach 2m

Indie games sensation Minecraft has made over £19 million for its creator Markus Persson, the Swedish developer has said.

Persson explained the early edition of the title had sold about 800,000 copies at €9.95 each, while a later version – sold at €14.95 – had been purchased over a million times.

These transactions would mean Persson has made £19.2 million in revenues from the game.

“It all ends up in an account somewhere, and I try not to look at it,” he said in a message exchange with his fans. "I get a normal salary these days for day-to-day stuff, but there's a big pile somewhere. Paypal takes a cut, there are taxes, and such, but it's still a huge wad of money.”

For the full story, head over to Develop.

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