Minecraft recently achieved another sales milestone:
Woho! Minecraft (PC) has now sold over 13,000,000 copies! \o/
— Jens Bergensten (@jeb_) December 13, 2013
This puts Minecraft in 4th place of Wikipedia's list of best-selling PC games, just behind World of Warcraft's 14 million. Note that the number for WoW is for box sales. It won't be long before Minecraft passes WoW to take 3rd place in PC sales.
To put Minecraft's and WoW's sales numbers in perspective let's look at what has taken place since October, 2010, when three things happened:
- WoW subscriptions peaked at 12 million
- Mojang AB was founded
- Minecraft Alpha 1.2.0 "Halloween Update" was released
In July, 2013 Blizzard revealed that the number of WoW subscribers had subsided to 7 million.
Since October, 2010, WoW has lost 5 million subscribers while Minecraft has sold 12 million copies.