My goodness the popularity of this game knows no bounds. It just keeps growing and getting bigger and bigger. I can honestly see why though as there is nothing out there like it. The official forums posted a news post this morning about the sales. As they keep adding new features and giving more freedom and players more things to do, it's just going to keep getting bigger and bigger.
Here's the copy and paste from the site.
right, the PC version of Minecraft has surpassed 7 million sales! In
addition to blowing the lid off of XBLA sales records, and continuing to
set incredible landmarks in the handheld market, Minecraft also has
over 37 million registered users!
Minecraft as a game continues to have a phenomenal level of success,
with humble beginnings in the hands of Mojang founding member Markus
"Notch" Persson, and growing over a period of years into one of the most
successful indie game titles in gaming history. In addition, the
recent changes to Minecraft in 1.3.1 - and future changes planned for
1.4, including Mod API support, more adventure map options, and more -
are setting the stage for a whole new generation of game. In many ways,
the upcoming changes will allow people to custom-tailor Minecraft to
their liking with minimal effort and hassle, paving the way for the
ultimate user-made experience.
Congratulations to Mojang for the amazing sales milestone, and to
everyone out there in the Minecraft community for making it what it is