Minecraft keeps selling and selling. In fact, it has recently been confirmed through Twitter that the Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft has recently sold more than 4 million copies. As a way of maintaining this trend, the PC version of the game can be purchased at certain retail stores.
Mojang announced that prepaid gift cards are being sold in Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy stores. It’s worth noting that only United States stores are selling these cards as of right now. Additionally, the cards (which cost $26.95) include codes rather than a physical disc. Once you’ve purchased one of these gift cards, you can visit account.mojang.com to redeem your code using either a new or existing account.
Personally, I think this is a really smart move on Mojang’s part. A lot of kids and teenagers don’t have credit cards or PayPal accounts that they could use to buy a copy of Minecraft on the PC. A gift card makes the whole process a painless experience.
Although a proper announcement hasn’t been made as of this writing, expect this prepaid cards to hit other countries really soon.