4J Studios, one of the developers that work on Minecraft have revealed via Twitter that the game has now sold more than 5 million copies, which is quit an astounding achievement for any game, let alone an indie game. The milestone was passed quite fittingly on New Years Eve, so I can imagine the developers had even more reason to celelbrate.
On New Year's Eve 2012, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition passed 5 million sales! #MinecraftXBLA
— 4J Studios (@4JStudios) January 3, 2013