To celebrate Minecraft’s tenth anniversary, Mojang has given a slew of announcements for the sandbox game recently, including an upcoming AR component and more information on Minecraft: Dungeons. However, the news hasn’t stopped there: Mojang has also revealed new sales figures, stating that Minecraft has sold 176 million copies worldwide since its initial release back in 2011.
With Minecraft’s intense popularity for many years now, it’s not surprising that the sandbox game continues to be so profitable, but it’s nonetheless impressive. In fact, these numbers could make Minecraft the bestselling game ever.
These sales figures surpass Tetris’ success, at least when compared to numbers that were released back in 2010. At that time, The Tetris Company said that Tetris had reached 170 lifetime sales. Unfortunately, the developer hasn’t released any updated figures so we can’t know for sure if Minecraft has indeed dethroned Tetris or not.
Read more about Minecraft by reading about our visit to Mojang, where we played the upcoming AR version and checked out Minecraft: Dungeons.