Minecraft has earned over $33 million in revenue

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  1. Terminator02
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    Let that soak in: $33 million. All those dollars, slightly eroded by Paypal fees and taxes, come from around 800,000 alpha version adopters, who picked up the game at €9.95 ($14.26), and over one million beta version sales at €14.95 ($21.43). Currently, the Minecraft stats page lists 1,813,527 customers, pegging revenue at slightly above €23 million ($33 million).

    The figures come from a Reddit thread, where Minecraft creator Markus Persson (AKA Notch) shared the figures -- a level of success he admitted he's somewhat uncomfortable with. "I've always had a tendency to feel like I'm just not quite keeping up with demands, even before starting work on Minecraft. It's not gotten better by having a runaway hit like this."

    The latest update for the game, version 1.4, launched last week, adding a host of new features to the game. A documentary is also in the works.[/p]
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  2. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    And it will keep on going up....
     
  3. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    I'm not surprised. It's a very addicting and customizable game.
     
  4. machomuu

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    This is great and all...
    ...but 1.4 killed all of my mods! [​IMG]
    I love the game, but there are some exceptional mods out there (though I avoid the "cheat" mods, they just make the game less fun imo)

    Do you know how long it's gonna take to download and install 1.4 versions of EVERY Minecraft mod I have (I have at least 25-40 mods, so I think you can understand)?
     
  5. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.

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    This is why I play on a clean server.

    Well deserved though- brilliant execution on such a basic idea. Looking forward to what the future has in store!
     
  6. Schlupi

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    Holy... WOW.

    That's a lot of money for one indie game.

    Can it even be considered Indie anymore? lol.

    Great game.
     
  7. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    Actually, I've never played online. Because I was saving up for a 3DS, I never had the money to buy it, so I downloaded it can only play off-line. Good news is, I did get the 3DS, so when I get enough I'll buy this.
     
  8. Gh0sti

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    ive only heard some news about this game, its not a free game? i didnt know you had to buy it, why is this game soo good?
     
  9. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    Man, what rock have you been under? [​IMG]

    Technically, it is free. You just can't go online with it. Though a few severs provide support for the Pirated version (TempCraft being a notable one). Honetly, one can only tell you how awesome it is. You either love it, or don't see it.
     
  10. rook2King

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    I've had the pirated version for a while now, and what's this about a private hacked server Tempcraft??? [​IMG]
     
  11. twiztidsinz

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    Eh.. 1.4 kinda killed it for me.
    Wolves make the game simple, and they screwed with water. Now it's impossible to move AT ALL across a floor with water.
    Oh yeah, that and 1.4_01 adding NOTHING but breaking mods ALL OVER AGAIN.
     
  12. soulx

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    It's a server run by GBAtemp member Antoligy and a number of other people.

    As for the amount of revenue Notch is making, I'm not surprised.
     
  13. Oveneise

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    Good for Mojang. Studios like them deserve the money they get, and its people like me and my friends that are proud for giving a tiny sum of our money for hours (days, even) of gameplay. Don't pirate the game: support Mojang.
     
  14. Schlupi

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    He is totally trolling. He comes and says that all the time when people talk about MC.
     
  15. machomuu

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    It's on my priority list, but right now I only have between $1-$2, soooo.... ;_;
     
  16. Guild McCommunist

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    Well Notch is a member of the Swedish Pirate Party. If anything you should support his political aspirations and pirate the game!
     
  17. DSGamer64

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    It's pretty fun, but I think it's one of those love it or hate it types of games. It all depends on how much imagination you have and what you can do with a rather limited amount of physics and objects in terms of overall creation. I generally make massive roller coaster rides which include plunges into lava pits or deep lakes with waterfalls to drown you.
     
  18. Fear Zoa

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    Ehhh to anyone complaining about mods breaking....they always break...after a update....Minecraft isn't the only game like this

    Thats why you wait for modding support to come out...mods should break less then
     
  19. Urza

    Urza hi

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  20. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa This... This is the world we live in

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    You mean you didn't lose faith when angry birds got popular....at least mojang aren't a bunch of cocky assholes