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Minecraft sells 15 million in 2012

4J Studios' XBLA version outsells Mojang's PC original by 20 per cent

Mojang's Minecraft closed out a strong 2012 by selling 4.2 million units across all formats in December, pushing its total for the year past 15 million.

According to new data released by the developer, the most popular version of the game last year was the Xbox 360 version. 4J Studios' console release sold 5,002,370 units in 2012, with 325,591 of those between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The PC version sold 4,177,843 units in 2012, and the Pocket Edition was downloaded 5,899,727 times across both iOS and Android.

A graph showing the game's sales over the Christmas period is below.

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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 3 years ago
I didn't like Minecraft on the Android because of the lack of buttons and all that, just speaking for myself though mind. I prefer it on my PC.

But I reckon that it can do quite well on the WiiU though. :)
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Jeffrey Ates Critic/Writer/Enthusiast 3 years ago
This is kind of a no-brainer considering the average age demographic of the Xbox as well as the accessibility of the portable outings and the lower prices of the latter 2 versions. They still have nothing on the Mods though :P
If you consider gross revenue (The part Companies give a shit about), the PC version trumps the other 2 platforms since it's double the price!

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Jeffrey Ates on 11th January 2013 4:52pm

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Roberto Bruno Curious Person 3 years ago
Actually, XBLA version outsold the PC one just on that given amount of time.
Overall PC sales still are on top of any other version by far.
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