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Temple Run and Minecraft rack up the Christmas downloads

Imangi and Mojang's titles see some Christmas magic

Two independent titles, Temple Run and Minecraft, have seen some absolutely stellar numbers over the Christmas holiday.

Imangi Studios founder Keith Shepherd tweeted that Temple Run had been downloaded 2.5 million times across all platforms on December 25. That breaks down to 1 million downloads on the Apple App Store, 1 million downloads on Google Play, and 500,000 downloads on the Amazon Appstore for Android.

Minecraft creator and Mojang founder Markus Persson also tweeted about his title's success. Minecraft sold 453,000 units all platforms on December 25.

“Across all platforms, Minecraft sold 453k copies on [December 24]! Wowzers!” tweeted Persson. “Sorry, [December 25], not 24.”

This brings Minecraft's total sales to nearly 18 million, based on previous estimates of 17.5 million by Gamespot.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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