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‘Minecraft’ creator announces that the game has hit 100 million registered users

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Before being brought to both the Xbox 360 and PS3, Minecraft was already a well established title that was made popular by PC gamers. Minecraft creator Markus Persson, better known to fans by the handle Notch, revealed on Feb 25 that the PC version of the block-building game reached a new milestone by accumulating 100 million registered users.

This includes all accounts used to play the trial version of Minecraft. Persson did, however, shed light on exactly how many of those accounts have led to actual game sales in the following announcement he gave on Wednesday.

We've reached 100 million registered users on the original Minecraft. 14.3% conversion rate to paid accounts.

This confirms that the original Minecraft title on PC has now sold over 14 million copies. Console editions of the game also continue to perform well as 4J Studios ports of Minecraft still dominate Xbox 360 and PS3 sales charts.

Minecraft was originally available exclusively on PC. The game was later released on Xbox Live Arcade and the Xbox 360 version later received an official physical disc release which allowed fans to purchase the game in stores. In late 2013, 4J Studios also launched a PS3 edition of the popular game which sold over a million copies during its first month of release. Next-gen versions of Minecraft are also currently in development for both the PS4 and Xbox One.

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