So… Minecraft. You might have heard of it. Seems to be popular. Since its alpha debut as a java-based browser plugin the survival-adventure-LEGO set has sold 14 million copies for personal computer systems. This is especially astonishing when you consider that the creator’s own minecraft.net remains the only place to purchase it since the original release in 2009.
Furthermore, a port of the game to the Xbox 360 by 4J Studios has sold another 10 million copies in 2013. A PS3 version was released in December of that year and sold one million units in its first week. Adding to the already incredible sales number, Minecraft Pocket Edition has racked up another 11 million on iOS and Android back in May of 2013 when the company stopped giving out sales figures. Still, Minecraft Pocket has never left the top paid charts of either app store since release.
Don’t get Minecraft or just want to gush along with the masses? Below you’ll find Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, the feature-length Kickstartered documentary of the Minecraft phenomenon by 2Player Productions.