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  • Why Microsoft bought Minecraft

    Earlier today, Nicholas published an article explaining why he didn’t expect Microsoft to buy Minecraft developer Mojang. As you probably know by now, he was wrong; Microsoft is actually buying the Swedish company for $2.5 billion. Nicholas...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Why I think Microsoft won’t buy Minecraft

    The press is full of news that Microsoft is about to drop between $2 billion and $2.5 billion on Mojang, the company behind Minecraft that is majority-owned by Marcus Persson, also known as Notch. I think it...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Minecraft grosses over $250 million in 2012, but which platform dominated?

    Mojang has just released stats for its unit sales of Minecraft in 2012. The post shows Minecraft sales on PC/Mac, on XBLA and of the Pocket Edition, available on iOS and Android. The chart above shows sales...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Minecraft makes $80 million in revenue but hardly any profit

    The Financial Times has uncovered numbers from Minecraft-maker Mojang’s financial statements suggesting the company made revenues of $80 million from Minecraft sales in the 15 months since the game launched in October 2010. That figure compares to Rovio’s...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Steam isn’t Google, or Facebook, or Microsoft… yet

    I came in for some pretty heavy flak for my article on the risk to PC gaming that Steam’s de facto monopoly poses. Perhaps the most cogently argued piece came from Andrew at Systemic Babbler (Steam is...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Social proof – the Minecraft way to €120,000 of sales in a single day

    Minecraft is going crazy. In the last 24 hours, there were 31,616 registrations, and 11,887 sales. That’s a staggering 37.5% conversion rate and, at €9.95 per copy, revenue of €118,275. In a single day. This page is...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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