The lights are on
Last year was very good for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, and original Minecraft developer Mojang is boasting that the game has sold five million copies.
Daniel Kaplan, Mojang's business developer, celebrated the milestone with a tweet: "On the last day of 2012, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition hit 5 million copies sold! Crazy! Amazing! Great way to end the year :) Thanks!"
The 360 Edition of the game (click for Jeff Cork's review), developed by 4J studios, came out in May.
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I own a copy of the game, but never really got into it all that much. I found that I'd rather be doing other things with my time.
I like Minecraft
I wouldn't be able to enjoy it otherwise. PC version wasn't my cup of tea, never liked pc games keyboard and mouse setup.
Am I the only one who has learned enough Minecraft sales figures for one lifetime?
im not surprised lol
That is awesome! Good Job Mojang, I knew you could do some good stuff.
Do you display these statistics in an attempt to surprise me?
Admittedly I left Far Cry 3, Walking Dead, Assassin's Creed 3, Battlfeidl 3, and many other games untouched last week I spent over 10 hours working on a new world. For some reason I go months without touching Minecraft but when a new update hits the game consumes my every thought.
Take that evil FPS devs! :p
Very well deserved.
It deserves it, it's such a great timesink.