Minecraft sells four million copies, "4milyay" says Notch

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When the little sales ticker on the Minecraft homepage ticked over from 0 to 1, it no doubt dreamed of one day becoming seven numbers wide and bigger than all its friends. Minecraft passed the one million mark long ago, and has now climbed all the way up to the giddy heights of four million. More than sixteen million have registered to play the free version, and no doubt many more are waiting for Minecraft's imminent release on November 18.

Minecraft creator, Notch mocked Twitter's 140 character limit by recognising and celebrating the milestone in the space of just seven characters. "4milyay," he Twittered . If you're one of the four million Minecraft owners, you might be interested in our updated selection of the 25 best Minecraft mods .

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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.