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Minecraft XBLA sales near 4.5 million

By Brendan Sinclair

Minecraft XBLA sales near 4.5 million

Thu 06 Dec 2012 6:16pm GMT / 1:16pm EST / 10:16am PST

Mojang downloadable title selling around 40,000-60,000 copies per week months after launch

Minecraft continues to thrive in its Xbox 360 iteration. Mojang sales figures provided to Gamastura show that Xbox Live Arcade gamers have purchased Minecraft 4,476,904 times. According to the developer's own site, the PC/Mac Minecraft has been purchased 8,238,539 times.

Even after considerable time on the market, those numbers are continuing to increase at an impressive clip. The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft launched in May, and has been selling between 40,000 and 60,000 additional copies every week. That's about the same pace that the PC and Mac edition has managed, as it was just about four weeks ago that Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson confirmed the game had passed the 8 million threshold.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sells for 1,600 Microsoft points ($20), while the PC version goes for $27. A Pocket Edition for Android and iOS devices is also available. The console game was developed by 4J Studios, which has made a name for itself bringing other games to Microsoft's download service. Previously, the studio handled the Xbox Live Arcade ports for Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, and Perfect Dark.

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James Prendergast Research Chemist

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I keep hearing about how "the kids" have now gotten into it and now, it appears that Minecraft is the new pokemon in the playground. It's selling both the game and consoles (according to the anecdotes I've heard)...

The question is whether Mojang will capitalise on this or just let it be. My smart money would be on "let it be" and continue to support the initial release with more content etc. If they were a publicly traded company I'd be expecting a minecraft 2 next year.

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