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Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft sells 3 million

Notch's game reaches yet another milestone

Minecraft creator Markus Persson can put another feather in his cap, as he announced this morning on his Twitter account: "I got told Minecraft for XBLA passed three million sales today!"

When the game was released on Xbox Live Arcade in May, it quickly reached 1 million sold in just five days. The indie darling went on to become the best-selling Xbox Live game in June, when it reached 2 million sold.

All told, Minecraft has sold upwards of 10 million units across platforms.

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James Brightman: James Brightman has been covering the games industry since 2003 and has been an avid gamer since the days of Atari and Intellivision. He was previously EIC and co-founder of IndustryGamers and spent several years leading GameDaily Biz at AOL prior to that.
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