Minecraft was released 2009. When it was launched, it was game of the year on the spot. Now, about 6,000,000 people have bought Minecraft, and 37,000,000 people have registered a Minecraft account. But before people wanted real Minecraft, they had to make a classic version. At first, people didn't understand the game, and they wanted a better version of it. So in 2009, Notch made an updated version of Minecraft. Now, Minecraft Classic has been outdated. To see about Minecraft Classic, click here.