Minecraft Reaches 54 Million Sold, Console Editions Pass PC

The popular blocky sandbox game Minecraft is close to 54 million copies sold across all platforms, according to Mojang's Patrick Geuder, who also tweeted that the console (Xbox 360 and PS3) versions of the game have exceeded sales of the PC and Mac versions. The game will be available on Xbox One, PS4 or Vita in August. The Vita version of the game is cross-buy compatible and free for those who have the PS3 version. Xbox 360 and PS4 owners who have the game on their Xbox 360 or PS3 will now be able download the most recent versions for $5.

The first time that players played Minecraft began in May 2009 when the beta version of Minecraft became available, two years prior to its official release in November of 2011. Mojang and Markus "Notch", Persson who developed Minecraft have achieved a number of milestones in the sales. Recently, SERVERS reported that 15 million copies were sold of the PC version. In the same month the Xbox 360 version reached 12 million sold, and the Pocket Edition for iOS and Android hit 21 million. [Image: Mojang]