Minecraft approaches 1 million sales milestone

Now in its official beta stage, Minecraft continues to rack up fans. Developer Markus “Notch” Persson reveals via his personal blog that the studio has just added two new employees, settled into some new office digs and most notably, is close to reaching the milestone of 1 million purchases.

Wrapping up a brief post describing Minecraft’s nominations at the Independent Games Festival (Grand Prize, Technical Excellence, and Excellence In Design) he writes, “Oh, and Minecraft will hit 1 million sales soon, and I have NO idea how to celebrate that! There’s no time to plan anything!”

According to the latest update on the Minecraft homepage, purchases for the sandbox construction game stand at 949,543…and counting.