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Minecraft Pocket Edition Surpasses 30 Million Copies Sold


iPhoneForums.net News Team
Jun 15, 2010
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Bay Area, CA
Back in September, Microsoft officially acquired Swedish developer Mojang. The acquisition of the Minecraft developer cost Microsoft a whopping $2.5 billion.

News from the official Minecraft block...erm *blog... broke on Tuesday, announcing that the Pocket Edition of the game has reached 30,000,000 in sales. At $6.99 a pop in the App Store, it looks like Microsoft is slowly regaining the the cash it has to dish out for the acquisition.

"Let’s put that into perspective: if each Pocket Edition sale was an average sized dog, and you walked said dog every day with a retractable leash in moderate temperatures across uneven terrain, it would consume approximately 290,566,788^3 kj of energy. I know. It’s a big number," writes Pocket Edition team member Owen.

Minecraft Pocket Edition was released in the App Store back in November 2011. Since then the game has seen numerous updates and continues to hover around the top of the App Store charts.