$33,000,000… Minecraft has now earned more than that
Notch, or Markus Persson in the real world, has done the math… he is now rich. Minecraft has been catching on for quite a while now and there are 1,813,527 who’ve purchased the game. You can check out the stats here. I’m pretty impressed with those numbers. I downloaded a free version of Minecraft to see what the fuss was all about, and while I didn’t get hopelessly sucked into it like most unfortunate souls did, I really can understand what the appeal is. I’m really happy for Persson. It’s super cool to see someone just make something they love and get paid to do it. In this case, Markus made something he loved and really cared about, and it made him a millionaire.
It sounds like Notch is pretty weighed down with the idea of keeping up on the demands of his customers and had this to say about the whole situation:
“I’ve always had a tendency to feel like I’m just not quite keeping up with demands, even before starting work on Minecraft. It’s not gotten better by having a runaway hit like this.”
Well you better get used to it, buddy. People are just going to want more and more and expect more and more from you. Before you know it, you’ll be quitting the programming business just like Dave Chappelle quit his show. Try to hang in there, man. I know being an insta-millionaire is hard, but someone has to do it!