'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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