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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:21am 15/05/12 | 14 Comments
His fans will call it a triumph, while his dissenters will claim it's just more money the man doesn't need, but either way you look at it, you can't fault the figures: Mojang and 4J's XBLA version of the sandbox phenomenon, Minecraft, has broken sales records on the Xbox 360's arcade service, selling more than one million digital copies in just five days of being on sale.

The game went on sale for 1200 MS Points which works out to be around AUD$20, so Notch and co have already raked in more than 20 million - not bad for a simplified console release of a PC title. Microsoft has also noted that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition broke the day-one sales record on the service, ousting Trials Evolution which had previously sold through 100,000 copies.

Notch went to his favourite social platform, Twitter, to express his thoughts on the game's console release:
Well then. Saw the official sales numbers for the first 24 hours of Minecraft Xbox 360, and it's very, very good. Profitable in an hour.
It will certainly be interesting to see if any of Mojang's future projects can stir up a storm like Minecraft. And in case you missed it, check out our review of the Xbox 360 version of the game right here.

(Source: Gamasutra)



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Latest Comments
Mephz
Posted 11:00am 15/5/12
Minecraft should be renamed to Hypecraft imo.
Its fun for a few hours or one big creation on a multiplayer server and then bugger that
Scooter
Posted 11:06am 15/5/12
Considering that entire FPS games made by world renowned companies can be finished in 'a few hours' how is Minecraft worse? At least it's cheaper...

(Note: I haven't, nor will I ever, play MineCraft)
Outlaw
Posted 11:15am 15/5/12
Minecraft is like the bieber of the interweb
fpot
Posted 03:20pm 15/5/12
It's target audience is spergs and oh my are there some spergs out there.
ravn0s
Posted 03:41pm 15/5/12
ya'll just jelly.


Nerfy
Posted 04:03pm 15/5/12
Minecraft should be renamed to Hypecraft imo.
Its fun for a few hours or one big creation on a multiplayer server and then bugger that

I reckon I got a good 20 hours of ridiculous enjoyment out of it, before it fell just flat of being an exceptionally good game.

edit: Except that's because it got too easy before I actually needed to be using my farms and stuff. Maybe I just need to try hard mode. Holy s***, minecraft desire suddenly skyrocketing.. Tunnelling new minecart lines across huge stretches of terrain suddenly seeming awesome again..
maRtz
Posted 04:06pm 15/5/12
Tunnelling new minecart lines across huge stretches of terrain suddenly seeming awesome again..


sounds f*****g boring
Nerfy
Posted 04:09pm 15/5/12
It does. And then it's awesome. Because the sun is setting and the monsters are coming out.
ravn0s
Posted 04:12pm 15/5/12
i enjoy watching the mindcrack peeps, especially their ultra hardcore series.
gamer
Posted 05:06pm 15/5/12
Oh so that's what they've been doing instead of finishing the beta they call a game. Cool.
Timmeh
Posted 08:27pm 15/5/12
i liek to play it because i dont have to clean up my lego afterwards
thermite
Posted 08:40pm 15/5/12
There is nothing to do in minecraft :/ Just sit there with your mouse pressed down swinging at dirt with other dirt.
Nerfy
Posted 04:33am 16/5/12
There is nothing to do in minecraft :/ Just sit there with your mouse pressed down swinging at dirt with other dirt.

You build up your 1 man economy to the point that you can turn yourself into a tank able to traverse the deep mines, with a crafty minecart mechanism everywhere for escaping, and farms to sustain you, and, stuff.

And you can make maps. And boats.
Captain Lateral
Posted 08:22am 16/5/12
There is nothing to do in minecraft :/ Just sit there with your mouse pressed down swinging at dirt with other dirt.
not any more, if you don't eat you die too, adds another level of complexity to the game.
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