Since its release on Xbox Live Arcade on May 9th, 2012, Microsoft reported that Minecraft has sold more than 1 million copies for $20 a piece, making its revenue over $20 million so far.
So far miners have spent more than 5.2 million hours mining, 2.4 million hours mining on multiplayer and have played more than 4 million multiplayer sessions.
Markus “Notch” Persson, original developer of Minecraft responded to Microsoft’s news with the following tweet:
“Uhhhh, Microsoft just sent out a press release saying Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has sold a million copies in five days. Wow.”
Wow is right.