Last year saw a total of more than 15 million purchases of Minecraft
across all platforms, with Pocket Edition
the leader at just under 5.9 million across iOS and Android. As if we needed any more proof
of the blocky sandbox's success, Mojang published concrete figures for last year's sales, demonstrating just how prolific 2012 was for its franchise.
In addition to Pocket Edition
, there were just under 4.2 million purchases of Minecraft
on PC and Mac in 2012, and just over 5 million on Xbox Live Arcade. This is only speculation since it assumes all purchases were made at particular prices, but based on the games' current North American prices our supercomputer reckons Mojang's figures translate into a whopping $254 million of revenue, just from sales of the games alone.
Even if those figures are a little off, this video link
feels entirely justified.