3 Million Copies of Minecraft Sold

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Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft, announced in a recent tweet that Minecraft has sold three million copies -- pretty impressive for a game that still isn't officially out yet.

Notch and his team are currently hard at work on the hotly-anticipated 1.8 "Adventure" update for Minecraft, which adds towns, a terrifying-sounding new monster along with improvements to the combat system. The game will also feature an experience system and harsher penalties for death -- not quite complete permadeath and resetting the world, but certainly loss of XP progression.

Notch is also planning a special "MinecraftCon" in November to celebrate the release of the final version of the game. The convention will take place in Las Vegas and looks set to make the team at Mojang a loss, but Notch told Develop he believes he owes it to his fans.

"MinecraftCon will be our biggest and only promotion," he said.

This story, "3 Million Copies of Minecraft Sold" was originally published by GamePro.

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