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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 7 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 7 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 9 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 10 years ago
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