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Minecraft reaches 3.6 million units sold on XBLA

Minecraft on XBLA is a success with 3.6 million units sold

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm CDT (0 mins, 37 secs time to read)

Minecraft's success has passed from the PC, to the Xbox 360 on the XBLA. Mojang's game is still ripping the Xbox Live Arcade charts, with the developer announcing that Minecraft for the Xbox 360 passing 3.6 million copies sold on the platform.

Minecraft reaches 3.6 million units sold on XBLA | TweakTown.com

Daniel Kaplan, Mojang's business developer, announced the news on Twitter, saying that he was "really surprised" to learn of Minecraft's XBLA milestone. Within an hour of hitting XBLA, it had become profitable, as well as breaking sales records. In July, Markus "Notch" Persson, announced that Minecraft had passed the three million unit sales mark.

How is Minecraft on PC doing? Well, it has passed an insane seven million units sold. Quite the success for the relatively basic looking (graphics-wise) game that it is.

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:28 am CDT

NEWS SOURCE:joystiq.com
Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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