I don't know about you, but when I think Minecraft, I think PC. it launched on PC, it made its name on PC, all the amazing mods are on PC. But here's a crazy statistic: there are now more people playing Minecraft on console than people playing on PC. How is that possible?
Mojang data analyst Patrick Geuder revealed the statistic via Twitter this morning, in addition to the news that Minecraft has solid — combined across all platforms — a ridiculous 54 million copies.
But the fact is this: we all know Minecraft is this incredible cultural phenomenon. We all know it sells by the bucketload, but more sales on console? That has really, really surprised me.
I literally remember sitting in the crowd at E3 when Minecraft was announced for the Xbox 360. I remember thinking it was a terrible idea. I guess we can chalk that up to another thing I was completely wrong about.