2.5 Million Minecraft Books Sold in UKAdded: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
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Some interesting statistics for gamers: over 2.5m copies of books spun-off from the Minecraft video game have been sold in the United Kingdom so far. It all started with launching 4 handbooks back in 2013 and then turned into a series of books now selling in 41 markets and in 32 languages. A global print run is 8,000,000 copies.
In comparison, over 22 million PC users have purchased a Bafta-award winning Minecraft video game, where they can mine for useful resources, build structures from blocks, and enjoy battles with monsters in a virtual sandbox world. So far, the video game accounts for more than 100 million registered users and enjoys the title of the 3rd bestselling game ever. As of middle 2015, more than 70m copies had been sold, including 20m for Xbox, 30m for mobile devices, and 20 million for PC. A Swedish programmer created the game 5 years ago, but later Microsoft purchased Minecraft IP rights for $2.bn.
The publishing industry also profited from the popularity of the game: Blockopedia, the first hexagonal book released more than a year ago, became the most popular title in the non-fiction children’s chart. The company behind the books, Egmont Publishing, has recently announced 2 new Minecraft titles: The Survivors’ Book Of Secrets and Exploded Builds. Egmont Publishing published its official statistics for 2015, saying that it sold 2.6m books spun-off from Minecraft in the United Kingdom. The publisher also said that the Minecraft books became a perfect illustration of the great editorial and design that appeals to fans and of content curation that managed to complement the online experience of a popular game.
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