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Friday, 11 May 2012 07:42

Minecraft sales rocking the 360

Written by David Stellmack



Now fastest selling XBLA title ever


The release of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has made Xbox history, as it is now earning the title of the fastest selling Xbox Live Arcade title in the history of XBLA releases. The Minecraft day one sales have outpaced that of former champion, Trails Evolution by RedLynx.

While Microsoft has not yet released an exact number as to the sales of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson (who is a founding member of Mojang and creator of Minecraft) confirmed on his Twitter feed that the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft was “…profitable in an hour.” Based on projections from the online leaderboards, day one sales of Minecraft on the Xbox 360 could be a much as 465,000 and maybe more.

Actually, the sales of Minecraft on the Xbox 360 really isn’t a surprise, as the title has been a smash hit on the PC platform, selling over five million copies, and the mobile version of the game has also crossed the one million sold milestone. The success of Minecraft was a given; now the only real question that remains is how successful will it be and how many copies will it sell? Look to hear more specifics on the sales data for the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft in the next few weeks.


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