Hip-hop supercouple Beyonce and Jay Z have reportedly been outbid on an offer for a California mansion by the billionaire behind video game Minecraft.

The stars made an undisclosed offer on the Beverly Hills property after visiting the house multiple times, but Swedish video game programmer Markus Persson reportedly handed over $70 million (£43.8 million) in cash for the mansion, according to Tmz.com.

According to real estate site Curbed.com, the property includes eight bedrooms, a movie theatre, a candy room, and vodka and tequila bars.

Theverge.com also reports the $70 million offer is the most any resident has paid for a house in the wealthy neighbourhood.

Persson, 35, sold his company, Mojang, to tech giant Microsoft in September (14) for $2.5 billion. Minecraft has become a cult favourite, and is currently being developed into a live-action film by Warner Bros.