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Minecraft sales reach 4 million units

It would appear that Minecraft has far surpassed moniker of "cult-hit" as the game has reportedly sold more than four million copies.

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It would appear that Minecraft has far surpassed moniker of "cult-hit" as the game has reportedly sold more than 4 million copies to date.

According to Gamasutra, the indie sensation is selling faster than it ever has in the past. Based on 16 million users registered to play a free version of the game, 25 percent of them decide to upgrade to the full product.

In April, sales of the game reached two million units, with another half a million copies sold two months later. In the last four months, the game has hit the four million unit milestone. These figures do not include the Android version of the game, which launched earlier this year.

Despite its strong sales, Minecraft is only available as a beta download. The full version of the game is scheduled to launch later this month and a Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 version is poised to arrive next year.

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    November 7, 2011 6:30 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Minecraft sales reach 4 million units.

    It would appear that Minecraft has far surpassed moniker of "cult-hit" as the game has reportedly sold more than four million copies.

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      November 7, 2011 7:29 PM

      I saw a kid dressed as the block dude from Minecraft, right next to an Angry Bird. In 10 years, when the Teen years come to a close, the globe is gonna wonder what they were smoking today.

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        November 7, 2011 7:29 PM

        I should mention this was on Halloween - I kinda wish I could edit posts.

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        November 8, 2011 9:17 AM

        What are some old costumes from 10 years ago that we wonder what they were smoking

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      November 8, 2011 8:42 AM

      best game I played in the last decade