Minecraft sales have passed 22 million copies over the long holiday weekend. The figure, while impressive, is made even more so by the fact the 22 million figure is only for the PC and Mac versions of Minecraft.
According to Minecraft's own stats page, an additional 14,000 gamers bought the game in the last 24 hours alone.
t's easy to see why Microsoft made the investment in the purchase of Mojang, as Minecraft's popularity and pop-culture relevance show no signs of slowing down. In June of 2014, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Minecraft eclipsed the sales generated by the PC version. At that time, sales across all versions totaled 54 million.
Just 6 months ago, the PC version of Minecraft passed the 20 million-sales mark. Just last month, Minecraft came out for Wii U, making the game available on all the major consoles.
Minecraft: Story Mode, from Telltale Games, took the familiar sandbox world and added Telltale's signature storytelling gameplay style. Episode 3 came out in November, with Episode 4 of Minecraft: Story Mode releasing just before Christmas, on December 22.
The game is still being updated and tweaked, with the PC versions leading the consoles in updates and other features.