creator recently announced on Twitter
that his game has built up 2.5 million sales. Not bad for a game that won't officially launch for another five months
. According to our napkin math, pre-release versions of Minecraft
have earned over $33 million
for developer Mojang.
's potential cash flow doesn't end at PC, as a limited version of the title is also planned for Xperia Play
, under the moniker Minecraft Pocket Edition, while a console version of the title is also being worked on exclusively for Xbox 360
, featuring Kinect and cross-platform functionality with the PC for this winter. While that "won't be a straight port
," and will not be developed by Mojang, it still stands to pocket the developer some more money.