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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Sells 1 Million Units in 5 Days - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 May 2012 / 6,127 Views

The PC indie hit Minecraft was released on the Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Arcade title last Wednesday, May 9. The game has already sold more than one million units in its first five days. This smashes the previous record which was set by Trials Evolution. That game sold over 100,000 units in its first two days on sale.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sells for 1600 Microsoft Points, which is equivalent to $20. That puts revenue at more than $20 million in just five days. Mojang CEO and Founder Markus "Notch" Persson had also Tweeted that the game made a profit within an hour of release.

Xbox Live's Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, announced that the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft broke the Xbox Live Arcade sales record, but did not give any specific numbers. The PC version of the game has sold 5.98 million units to date according to the games official website. The iOS and Androids version passed the one million mark in March.


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11 Comments
ManusJustus (on 16 May 2012)

The scientific calculator is amazing!

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TomNinetyTwo (on 14 May 2012)

This game has stolen nearly my entire friends list on xbox live lol

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Same here lol.

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Wh1pL4shL1ve_007 (on 14 May 2012)

YEEEAAAHHH!!!

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Gilmour (on 14 May 2012)

This minecraft Xbox is damn epic!!!

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thewastedyouth (on 17 May 2012)

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Deal with it.

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yo_john117 (on 15 May 2012)

It looks like Minecraft has a good chance to become the best selling XBLA game ever.

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goddog (on 14 May 2012)

they need to add ability to connect to servers out online, like the vgc server. I'd run an old jar for them

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NotStan goddog (on 15 May 2012)

Agreed, but to be fair: We could create an official thread and compile the usernames, however what's problematic is the hosting player would have to be on at all times to provide PC server experience.

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Iveyboi (on 15 May 2012)

WOW...I wish it came to PSN cries

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spurgeonryan (on 15 May 2012)

20 dollars a piece! That seems a little steep.

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