Minecraft, Mojang’s famous sandbox building game, has officially sold over 20 million copies according to the game’s website.  This only counts copies officially bought for PC and Mac.

Markus “Notch” Persson first released Minecraft for purchase in 2009.  About a year and a half later he founded Mojang Studios to further continue development of the game.  On September 14 2014, Microsoft announced they were buying Mojang and Minecraft for hefty sum of $2.5 billion.  The game is currently available on everything from mobile devices to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

How many is 20 million copies?  It is enough to give a copy of Minecraft to every ticket holder who attended an NFL Football game in 2014 (about 16 million people).  It is enough to give a copy of the game to everyone living in London and New York City combined (about 8.4 million each).  If you had an Xbox One game case for each copy of Minecraft, it would extend about 1,893 miles – or halfway across the United States.

That’s a lot of copies.

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  • I thought they would’ve sold more than that given the impression made by the press. I also thought, or had reasoned later on, that Microsoft paid 25B, because Minecraft seems at least 10x more valuable than the 2B Facebook pumped into the Oculus Rift business.