Minecraft received five awards from the 2011 Game Developers Conference: it was awarded the Innovation Award. Best Downloadable Game Award, and the Best Debut Game Award from the Game Developers Choice Awards; and the Audience Award.
As well as the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, from the Independent Games Festival in 2011. In 2012,Minecraft was awarded a Golden Joystick Award in the category Best Downloadable Game. As of February 3, 2014, the game has sold over 14 million copies on PC and over 35 million copies across all platforms.