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Op Ed

GameSetWatch - Minecraft And The Question Of Luck.
Minecraft is a game that makes industry heads spin. Its developer is on the way to becoming a superstar, itís generating huge sales for an indie game, and yet it's the nerdiest game that has been seen for years. Many insiders have quietly concluded that the game is just lucky-- a non-repeating event, a freak of nature.

If itís not lucky, then cats will lie with dogs and gravity is inverted. Everything that we think we know, we actually wouldnít know. The truth is that Minecraft is not a freak of nature. Itís a harbinger of the shape of things to come.

16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 7, 2011, 07:10 flechett3
Jerykk wrote on Feb 7, 2011, 02:43:
Minecraft has sold about a million units, with each unit bringing in $20 or less of revenue. Big publishers view a million units as a disappointment these days. With CoD raking in 10+ million sales on an annual basis, the bar has been raised pretty high. If a game doesn't sell at least 3 million units, the big publishers won't be happy.

Minecraft has made 18 million US (which is a bit low, I'm rounding) from 1 mans work, where it took scores and scores of people to produce the best-selling game last year. While CoDBLOPS has pulled in over a billion world-wide, that billion is the work of companies full of people. Voice actors, writers, programmers, artists, sound techs, etc etc etc. I'm sure a company like Popcap games would have loved to have had their mitts on Minecraft.
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