Minecraft has sold one million copies

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As of last night, Minecraft has sold a staggering one million copies. Not bad at all for a game that's still in beta.

Notch made the announcement on Twitter and his blog , and celebrated with champagne and French rap. Meanwhile, the number of celebrating Minecraft players brought a server down. Notch bravely proceeded to continue to celebrate, fix the game and tweet his progress at the same time: "Minecraft.net got all weird.. Working on it now. The champagne isn't helping. Where's enter?"

To find out why one million people would by an unfinished game created by one man in his bedroom, check out our reasons for nominating Minecraft as PC Gamer UK's game of the year 2010 , or Tom's epic Minecraft experiment .

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.