The game has now sold over 300 million copies. To put that into perspective, that doesn't even compare to Grand Theft Auto V's sales of over 185 million copies.
Even being released a little later didn't make any difference because Minecraft exceeded the 200 million mark in 2020. Mojang Studios announced this success during a Live event where the new features coming to the game were shared.
A new Star Wars: Path of the Jedi DLC and Planet Earth DLC are also in development and will be available on November 7 and early next year, respectively.
Helen Chiang, president of Mojang Studios, said: “15. "As we approach its anniversary, Minecraft continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time, with sales of more than 300 million copies," he said. “This is an unimaginable turning point for all of us,” she said.
The game's exact release date is a bit confusing. Game developer Markus Persson, commonly known as Notch, first released the game to the public in 2009, but the game was not officially released until late 2011.
Persson used the initial launch as an opportunity to make the game better. The experience will be further improved with alpha and beta updates soon. Jens Bergesten took over as lead designer at the end of the same year, and the official Minecraft game was released on iOS in November 2011.