If a device has a screen, chances are you can play Minecraft on it. Since the game is the very definition of ubiquitous, you might be surprised by just how many people have bought it on mobile devices. Or not, because studies have shown that there’s not a person under 20 who hasn’t played the game in the past two hours.
Anyway, developer Mojang has announced on its blog that Minecraft – Pocket Edition, which first hit the App Store in 2011, has been purchased 30 million times. Not bad for a souped-up game of digital Legos.
Much has happened in the Minecraft world since the pocket-sized version launched, including Mojang being scooped up by Microsoft and founder Markus “Notch” Persson wandering off to do his own thing.
To celebrate the numerical sales milestone, the developers are planning a question-and-answer session that will be streamed live over the Internet “later this week.” If you feel like asking them something, you can submit your questions here.
And in case you’re wondering how big of a number 30 million is, the company has put together a charming infographic right here.