Minecraft on PC has now sold over eight million copies, creator Markus 'Notch' Persson has announced.

"The PC version of Minecraft just passed 8 million sales! My face is making grinning sounds, so I assume it's grinning!" Tweeted Notch.

It was only back in August when the game reached the seven million milestone.

In addition, the Xbox 360 edition has sold four million copies.

Source: Twitter