Minecraft Creator Estimates Nine Million Copies Sold

Via twitter, developer Markus “Notch” Persson announced today that his hit sandbox game Minecraft has sold over six million copies for PC alone.

“Minecraft has now sold six million copies. That’s the original PC version only, and doesn’t count Android, iOS, or XBLA sales.”

It’s no secret that Minecraft has enjoyed tremendous success across multiple platforms, selling over one million copies on iOS and Android devices and setting a record on Xbox Live Arcade after selling over a million within its first five days on the marketplace.

“Counting all formats,” Notch continues, “we should be at around nine million copies sold, I’d guess?”

Looks like Notch can afford to pick up a few more hats.