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Minecraft closes in on 1m sales

Creator says he's a bit blown away

PC indie sensation Minecraft is teetering on the brink of one million sales, the game's creator has revealed.

Writing on his blog, developer Markus "Notch" Persson revealed: ""Minecraft will hit 1 million sales soon, and I have NO idea how to celebrate that! There's no time to plan anything!"


The news comes just one day after it was announced that Minecraft is to be nominated for a trio of gongs at GDC's Independent Games Festival - for the Grand Prize, Technical Excellence, and Excellence In Design. The winners will be announced on March 2.

Persson also confirmed on his blog that the game is set to benefit from a patch next week.

"[We] have added a bunch of new content to Minecraft that we want to get out asap, so there will be a content patch update next week with a whole pile of fun new toys, including a water mob and quite possibly paint if we can figure out how exactly it should work," he added.

The game hit the half-million sales milestone in October last year.

[ SOURCE: Notch on Tumblr ]