Indie game sensation Minecraft
has now entered ... beta. Consequently, the "pre-purchase" price has been raised from €9.95 to €14.95 ($19 and change). Once completed and "released," Minecraft
will retail for €20 and -- if history is any indication -- will go on sale through Steam
the following week for $5 (okay, maybe it'll be a month later).
This past weekend, in the last stretch of its alpha phase, Minecraft
surpassed 800,000 unit sales, and the game is approaching
850K as you read this.
At this rate, it could easily surpass the million-sold mark before Persson and company
craft a gold master.