Minecraft reaches 300 million sales milestone at its 15th anniversary

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Minecraft, one of the best-selling video games of all time, has reached a major milestone, selling over 300 million copies worldwide. 

This achievement was celebrated at Minecraft Live 2023, an annual event where Mojang Studios shares news and updates about the game.

The event featured new announcements and reveals about the future of Minecraft, including a new update for Minecraft 1.21 and a new DLC for Minecraft Marketplace that will allow players to explore the world of Planet Earth III.

“Just recently we also crossed 300 million copies sold, a milestone no-one could have dreamed of when we were all building our first dirt houses!,” the announcement reads.

One of the most notable new features from the 1.21 update is the trial chamber. This is a procedurally generated structure that is filled with traps, mobs, and loot. The challenge level of the trial chamber will adjust based on the number of players in the party.

The update also includes a number of new decorative blocks made of tuff and copper. There are also copper bulbs, which can be toggled on and off using redstone pulses, and crafters.

Besides, the studio also announced a new DLC for Minecraft Legends, its upcoming strategy game. This DLC will add a new mount called the frog, a new ally called the witch, and two new piglin enemies: the clanger and the air chopper.