Minecraft surges past 8m copies on PC

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Mojang's indie hit Minecraft has surpassed 8m units sold on PC.

"The PC version of Minecraft just passed 8 million sales!" The game's creator Markus ‘Notch' Persson announced on twitter. "My face is making grinning sounds, so I assume it's grinning!”

It took less than three months for the game to move another million copies on its original platform nearly a year after its official launch and over three years after its original release.

It's clear that the title hasn't even scratched the surface in terms of saturating the market. Last month it was revealed that the Xbox Live Arcade version had moved 4m copies– with little signs of slowing since its launch just six months ago.