When Minecraft released last week on the Xbox 360 with 4 player split-screen and built-in “servers”, it was no surprise that it sold so well. In less than one day, the game sold over 400,000 copies, and Notch (the man behind the mine) said the console version had become profitable within 1 hour of it going live.
Well, Major Nelson has reported that as of today, with less than one week on the (digital) market, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has sold over 1,000,000 copies globally. It has quickly become the fastest-selling Xbox Live Arcade game of all time, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it become the highest-selling game as well. Major Nelson also posted a few fun facts:
- Total Online Hours: 5.2 million
- Multiplayer sessions: 4 million
- Total Multiplayer gaming hours: 2.4 million
So will you be picking up Minecraft for the Xbox 360, or are you content with the up-to-date PC version? Sound off in the comments below!
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