Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Minecraft Shifts 4 Million Copies
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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has passed the 4 million sales mark and continues to obliterate all the competition.

Shifting 4000,000 copies on its first week on sale, Minecraft remains the best-selling game  on XBLA to this day and it looks like it will be some time before it is toppled.

To celebrate the news, 4J Studios tweeted, “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has passed 4 million sales! Incredible number, thanks to you all!”

Amazing numbers for an amazing game. Bravo chaps.


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Comment #1 by Boylin
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:04:08 AM
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Not sold any since the first week then? ;-)

Still not picked this up, I only buy stuff on sale these days so I'll pick it up if/when it's on sale.

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Comment #2 by Giptuc
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:10:04 AM
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@1 yeah i would suggest that.. its good and all, but unless you played the PC version alot im finding the 360 version boring quite quick without the updates

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Comment #3 by guy298
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:10:38 AM
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@1 4 hundred thousand and 4 million are different numbers

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Comment #4 by Super Aw3some
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:13:01 AM
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Mr. Bradley, should it be 4,000,000 rather than 4000,000? ;)

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Comment #5 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:15:39 AM
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Wow! I'm surprised that the Xbox Live community really likes the game that much.

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Comment #6 by Boylin
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:18:42 AM
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@3 yeah I know, but that's not what it says, both say 4 million at the moment.

@4 I think it should be 400,000.

@2 didn't really play the PC version, what does that have the the X360 version doesn't?

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Comment #8 by daardu
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:24:05 AM
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We want the adventure update like right now...

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Comment #9 by Crimson Ridley
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:35:11 AM
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@6 - Just about everything.

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Comment #10 by gazzo2006
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:40:35 AM
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its a great game i got bored to quick though, but 4 million is impressive thats about 4,800,000,000 Microsoft points and about £51 Million, wish i though of this game :)

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Comment #11 by Jammy 5000
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 06:55:22 AM
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it should be 400,000 copies on 1st week of sale

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Comment #12 by Lazy_FAQer
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 07:28:50 AM
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@ #2;

I would say it only could become boring if you have played the PC version for comparison.

I base this off the fact that I only have the XBLA version & I can't put down after several months of creative goodness. Hurrah!

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Comment #13 by RDrules
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 07:44:31 AM
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@6 the PC is 5 updates ahead of it at present... so quite a lot

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Comment #14 by Hurricane Of 87
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 07:46:09 AM
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Still not digging this game.

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Comment #15 by Spanish Assault
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 08:10:18 AM
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am I the only one who didn't buy this?

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Comment #16 by TacticalTodger
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 08:23:28 AM
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Should be 400,000 on the first week not 4,000,000.

Other than that, rightly so, an amazing game and the patches keep bringing it closer to the PC version and it's slightly cheaper too!

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Comment #17 by Latias_On_Vox
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 08:25:32 AM
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Bought this game via Best Buy for 15 dollars on 360...

I can see the possibilities, but it's very tedious and time consuming and dull to have to constantly mine crap to build things. I've spent 15 dollars on worse, but really, I didn't much enjoy it.

Congratulations to 4J Studios. Jet Force Gemini HD with all of that extra cash you made, please?

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Comment #18 by Mikazu
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 09:01:56 AM
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I will buy this game when it's 1200 or less.
I have now 1580 points and minecraft is 1600 :(

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Comment #19 by ScottHarris
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 09:08:23 AM
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@15, no your not. I will never buy this crap, biggest waste of MSP going right now.

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Comment #20 by zarda1
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 09:10:08 AM
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I'm pretty sure this is meant to say that it sold 1,000,000 copies in the first week and 4,000,000 over all. and wow.

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Comment #21 by RDrules
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 09:14:22 AM
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@19 over 13 million people disagree (combined sales across all platforms)

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Comment #22 by ghsbe
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 09:22:01 AM
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I just want creative mode. I started a huge mansion and ran out of sandstone :(

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Comment #23 by SOTG Ace
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:00:07 AM
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#22 create a sand generator, then make sandstone, done and done.

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Comment #24 by Coruba
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:06:23 AM
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I bought this and never really got around to playing it despite my mates sinking plenty of hours into it. I think I played for maybe an hour or two, I really need to free up some time after Borderlands 2 to give it a whirl.

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Comment #25 by jiggyjosh
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:34:08 AM
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It gets addictive but then stops once you have got to the nether and there is nothing else to work towards, need adventure mode and the enders!

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Comment #26 by I_Love_Ch33v0s
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:43:08 AM
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@14 i see what you did there, btw does anyone know when the price will drop on this?

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Comment #27 by Ace IIXII
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:47:21 AM
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Any word on the update?

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Comment #28 by Ninja Sharingan
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:55:21 AM
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Awesome! got this day 1... didn't get to play it cos our lass hijacked my box, had a little play but just haven't had the time to fully appreciate it yet.

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Comment #29 by ScottHarris
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:21:23 PM
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@21, they only got it due to it constantly being talked about, i can name a few other games like this. COD is a perfect example, people only get it because they want to be like everyone else.

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Comment #30 by TheBoyInGreen
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:26:54 PM
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Considering its still selling extremely well, I wouldn't expect a price drop any time soon guys.

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Comment #31 by WalterWhite
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 01:10:49 PM
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It's an overrated phenomenon.

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Comment #32 by thenewpeter
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 01:41:29 PM
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@6, ok, i'm going to make a quick list.

Creative mode
adventure mode
classic mode
silver fish
ender zone (or something like that)
generated dungeons
mine shafts
other meat drops
texture packs
map searching/downloading
bigger worlds

The list goes on, the xbox version is a glorified demo of the full thing :3 can't wait for it to be up to date with the pc version.

This is one of my all time favorite games.

@29, there is a big difference and reason why, Minecraft is a game for everyone, generaly, it's one of the most simple, enjoyable games there is. It's not a waste of money, the game is only limited by your imagination, what you call a waste, you would actualy likely enjoy in adventure mode, or multiplayer if your just in it for the killing and exploring ect.

There is a reason minecraft came out of no where and has done so well for it's self, for it's cost, it's one of the best deals you'll ever find on a game for the amount of enjoyment thats in it.

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Comment #33 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 02:30:36 PM
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And everyone thought only CoD would sell just because everyone is playing it LOL Boring game to me, but I am glad so many find it appealing=)

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Comment #34 by RDrules
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 04:41:23 PM
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@29 its an indie game that was originally created by a single guy and sold with 0 actual promotion other than word of mouth... you must be high if your comparing that to call of duty

its done this well because its one of the best and most original titles of the last 20 years and because the people who make it actually care about the customers and community

you not liking it is your own opinion and yeah its not for everyone but the success isnt anything like any other game on the market now, the way it was made and sold is only comparable to games released 30-40 years ago yet its a blockbuster in our AAA graphics obsessed market

@32 it will NEVER catch up to the PC version, its just slipping further and further behind and after 1.2.5 they are talking abut going in a different direction completely.

the PC game has already ahad and update between the one coming and the last one for this version and has another due at the end of the month

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Comment #35 by Kaz 421
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 02:29:45 PM
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@17 How did you buy this from Best Buy O_o

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