'Minecraft' sales top 100 million, now the second best-selling game ever


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  • Sunday, 05 Jun 2016

MIAMI, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 15: An XBox 360 Minecraft game is seen at a GameStop store on Septemeber 15, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Microsoft today announced it will acquire video game maker Mojang and its popular Minecraft game for $2.5 billion. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Mojang, developers of Microsoft's Minecraft, announced that the game has sold over 100 million copies, averaging at 53,000 per day in 2016. 

Minecraft is known as a sandbox game, where users dig and build constructions from blocks in a 3D world with varying habitats and terrains. It has become immensely popular with children over the years since its conception in 2011 by Swedish programmer Markus Persson.

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Minecraft's infographic breaks down how players engage with the game. — Mojang/Minecraft

To celebrate crossing the 100 million milestone, developers Mojang have put together an infographic to share exactly how players across the world engage with the game. 

Minecraft is most popular in China, followed by India and the US. 

A pre-release for Minecraft 110 can be found on Mojang's website. — AFP Relaxnews

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