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Minecraft has now sold more than 100 million copies

Yes, it's kind of ludicrous and utterly incredible but Minecraft (opens in new tab) has now sold more than 106,859,714 copies. That's a whopping 53,000 copies sold a day in 2016 alone. To celebrate the occasion, Mojang has released an infographic of different ways to show very high numbers. 

For instance, did you know that if the number of people that owned Minecraft all lived in one country that it would be 12th most populous in the world behind Russia, Japan and Japan? Or that four copies have made their way to Antartica? Or that if everyone who played Minecraft on an average month - 40 million people - were to join hands, they could circle the Earth one and a half times? This and more in the blocky image below. This is how Minecraft took over the world. And look how happy it's made everyone. 

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.