Five Ways 14 Million Copies of Minecraft Will Change Gaming Forever
Posted on Tuesday, February 4 @ 19:58:58 Eastern by Daniel Bischoff
Did you hear the news? Minecraft has sold more than 14 million units through to consumers since it originally became available... and that's on "the computer version" alone! If you asked anyone in the video gaming industry five years ago whether a game like Minecraft could find that kind of success, no one would have said yes.
That's just how video games work. This industry is all about proving itself to the other mediums out there. The publishers hide their financial information, their hard sales data, and their emotions (how sad!) from the consumer, the passionate gaming fan. Why?
I'd say something about the desire to build a core audience with fire in their eyes for blockbuster action games, but Marcus "Notch" Persson is tearing all that down around us.
Minecraft moving 14 million units of "the computer version" is insane because I can tell you they've moved millions more on iOS, on Android, on Xbox 360, and now on PS3. Why the hell doesn't the Wii U get a version of Minecraft for GamePad-only play? That makes no sense, Notch!
The truth is Notch will continue to sell millions more copies fo Minecraft across all of its platforms, whether the game is updated or ported ever again. Minecraft is getting installed on tablet computers in schools everywhere. My nieces play Minecraft to no end, everywhere they go thanks to the pint-sized progam on their Kindle HD tablets.
There is no doubt that Minecraft has already changed our industry. Here's a list of things you can expect as the game continues to gain traction with an audience that is not dependant on gender, race, background, or ethnicity:
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