Minecraft builds over 1 million sales

Notch another success story.

Runaway indie PC success Minecraft has just choo-chooed over the one million sales mark.

Creator Markus "Notch" Persson announced the milestone on his blog.

That's one million people who have paid 10 to play. And with no publisher hoovering up proceeds, Notch has been able to keep all of that for himself (to pay for Minecraft upkeep and maybe a Ferrari).

Not bad for a game considered to be at beta stage. That's a new advancement, incidentally - and the price has been bumped to 14 to reflect the upcoming improvements.

It's been an inspirational, whirlwind tale of success for Minecraft - a game crowned as the new champion of indie game development. That's why Eurogamer declared Minecraft one of the Games of 2010 .

"Minecraft busts just about every games-circa-2010 stereotype there is," wrote GamesIndustry.biz's and Rock Paper Shotgun's Alec Meer. "Like it or not, doff your hat to it."

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