Minecraft Pocket Sells Over Five Million Copies
It seems gamers still can’t get enough of the simplistic glory that is Minecraft. While it lacks much of the content of it’s PC-based parent and multiplayer is still a ways away, Minecraft Pocket has managed to sell over five million copies on both Android and iOS. It’s especially surprising considering that Minecraft itself has only about 8 million registered owners, and probably twice that in pirates. Perhaps they felt the cheaper mobile app was worth it, or there’s a lot of dual purchases.
Either way, it certainly makes Minecraft a force to be reckoned with in the mobile gaming arena, where more and more eyes are focusing on lately as the largest growth sector in the gaming industry. I would not be surprised if this only spurs development of more “pocket” versions of games that can be purchased for a nominal fee. It could be Minecraft fans are just addicted though, I know I am.
5 million of you have bought Minecraft Pocket Edition, amazing! 🙂
— Johan Bernhardsson (@jbernhardsson) December 13, 2012