trunkswd said:
DonFerrari said:

Thanks, even on smartphones there shouldn't be that many games with more downloads than Minecraft sales.

4 free games have downloads over 500M

And no paid game is above Minecraft.

Minecraft is a juggernaut that is showing no signs of slowing down. Microsoft at this point must have turned the $2.5 billion acquisition into a nice profit. 

Yep, at the moment they bought it seemed like it had already reached market saturation so it was a bet of merchandise sales or that the sequel would generate as much sales. But it really kept selling and may really have paid back.

duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"