Minecraft has sold over 13 million copies

Thirteen is an unlucky number. Mirrors smash in its presence, black cats dart under ladders for safety, and witch's pour a cocktail of salt and rabbits' feet into opened umbrellas. Thirteen million, on the other hand, is a very lucky number, especially if you're a member of Mojang. Ultra-phenome-megagame Minecraft has now exceeded that number in PC sales. That's - as of writing - 13,000,447 people who have punched a cube tree with their cube fist.

And now we turn to Notch for an official statement:

The thirteen million mark was breached days after the release of the game's 1.7.4 update, which added Twitch integration to the game. That seems rather fitting, given how much of its popularity can be traced to an amazing community of mapmakers, modders and broadcasters, all sharing their creations and ideas across the internet.

If you're one of the multiple billion of people who haven't yet bought Minecraft, you've still time to do that. It isn't going anywhere.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.