Players must purchase the updated version of "Minecraft," as of January 2016. Older versions of the game are usually available for free. The updated version offers high-quality graphics and extra modification packs that players can download.
Officially released at MineCon 2011, "Minecraft" is available on all gaming system platforms, including personal computers and mobile phones. The "Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition" video game, which was released in May 2012, broke records by selling over four million copies in a five-month timespan. Microsoft provides a demo of this video game on its website. There are over 22 million people who have purchased the "Minecraft" PC/Mac version.