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Minecraft is building itself a record-breaking reputation.

You’ll see it’s true for yourself if you read the Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition. The block-building and survival-based sandbox game (which is out on just about every non-Nintendo platform imaginable) has tons of records listed in the book, including:

  • Best-selling indie game: Total PC and Mac sales for Minecraft are at 16,176,201. Not bad for a studio with just 40 employees.
  • Largest indie game convention: 7,500 people attended MineCon 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2013. That’s a lot of people to gather for an event dedicated to just one game.
  • First country modeled at full-scale in a video game: That would be Denmark, which the Danish Geodata Agency re-created in Minecraft to 1-to-1 scale.
  • Most popular game beta: Minecraft’s beta had more than 10 million participants when it was active from Dec. 20, 2010 to Nov. 18, 2011
  • Most-played Xbox Live game: Players of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition had spent a total of 1.75 billion hours as of May 2014.

The book also includes Minecraft-specific records, like “most concurrent players in one Minecraft world.” The  Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition is out now for $15.


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