Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Adds Another 1 Million to the Tally. Has Now Shifted 5 Million
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It seems like once every few months, we're posting news about how many copies the phenomenonally successful Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has shifted. Why, it was only back in October 2012 (remember 2012?) that we reported on Mojang's block building mega hit reaching 4 million units. Now it's reached 5 million. Blimey.

Well deserving of its spot in our 'Top 5 Success Stories of 2012' feature, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition continues to go from strength to strength on XBLA, managing to shift another 1 million digital copies since the announcement of the October figures, reaching the 5 million milestone on December 31st, as tweeted by Mojang's Daniel Kaplan.

Markus 'Notch' Persson also noted that on Christmas Day alone, the Minecraft series sold 453,000 copies across all platforms, bringing the grand total up to 18 million units sold to date. Looks like Minecraft is one helluva spicy meatball...

[Via VG247]


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Comment #1 by cockblocker
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:01:59 AM
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Wish they would bring some more achievements out, every point counts.

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Comment #2 by Baddluckinc
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:02:36 AM
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Good game. Really hope they add some more achievements when "The end" patch arrives :)

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Comment #3 by MyNameIsWill
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:10:28 AM
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Nive Half-Life 2 pic on the right

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Comment #4 by MyNameIsWill
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:13:00 AM
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Comment #5 by ChipmunksRus
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:13:49 AM
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You can thumbs down this all you want, but I've never liked Minecraft. However, I can see why it's so successful. Maybe I'm just not creative enough to play it right.

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Comment #6 by bob101910
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:15:57 AM
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They've been putting out updates pretty quick lately and they are big ones. I can't keep up with all the changes anymore. Still fun though

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Comment #7 by Clarky08
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:22:27 AM
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I'm gonna need to download this to see what all the fuss is about.

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Comment #8 by Hurricane Of 87
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:24:14 AM
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...and now some sales figures about other games...

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Comment #9 by cockblocker
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:25:24 AM
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@7 i think thats what 17 million people did.

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Comment #10 by Hannibal king 88
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:25:52 AM
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Fun game but i hope we gett missions like thepc version has real soon. Mc is loosing its feel getting to boaring fast.

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Comment #11 by Tsukasa117
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:43:56 AM
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I'm gonna assume that the 360 version thats pushing these numbers isn't counting the DLC that seems to be slowly trickling in from the PC thats really the only thing stopping me from DL it is all the addons that will probly be in a GoTY/complete collection version.

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Comment #12 by Boro Iz Rich
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:48:42 AM
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Happy to say I am not one of those 5 million. What exactly is the appeal with this game? Maybe it's just me getting bored of everything in like an hour. Who knows? :P

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Comment #13 by the bears beard
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:53:58 AM
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@11 it isn't DLC, it is title updates. They are free so unlikely to get a goty edition as it will download all the updates when you buy it and run it for the first time

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Comment #14 by RedstoneFanatic
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:56:24 AM
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Dang, 5 million. The PC version hasn't even sold 9 million, so that strikes me as impressive for a version of the game which hasn't even hit what PC is.

I'm wondering if the 360 version is drawing more people to the PC version. It's much nicer here, we have weekly snapshots of future versions of the game, easier updates (Microsoft doesn't ask people to give monies, obviously, but mind you Minecraft has a few free updates.), modding, mapping, and more.

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Comment #15 by cockblocker
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:57:05 AM
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@11 YOu have no clue what you're talking about. The game updates itself when you play it. Why would they have a separate edition?

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Comment #16 by Tsukasa117
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:58:59 AM
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Thank you #13 I didn't know that and #15 you could of just informed me like #13 instead of being a jerk about it.

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Comment #17 by xNUKEx
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 09:59:40 AM
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@11 that's not what the game is its all free updates,
get it you wont be disappointed

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Comment #18 by cockblocker
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:00:57 AM
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@16 Sorry. i find people that don't bother reading articles and comment for the sake of it intolerable.

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Comment #19 by Tsukasa117
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:02:36 AM
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I understand #18 probably was a dumb move to call you out too but yeah I loved the PC version so I'll probly get it on 360 since updates are free ^^.

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Comment #20 by atomic viking54
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:03:11 AM
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@18 its ok, i hate people like that too

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Comment #21 by Tim 13
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:09:07 AM
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It was Christmas Eve that they sold the 453,000, not Christmas Day.

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Comment #22 by cockblocker
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:15:06 AM
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@19 The updates are free on the PC as well.

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Comment #23 by mercyforme
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:24:32 AM
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I'm not surprised. My brother got my a 1600 point card just for this. I wish I had gotten it sooner. Great for the wife too so I can see the sudden burst of people getting their friends to play here.

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Comment #24 by Fozki Razormaid
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:26:01 AM
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Maybe they will do a disc release when all the updates have been done for people who don't have online access . But I can't see that happening

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Comment #25 by ash356
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:27:53 AM
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In fairness, I've only recently got in to the creative aspect myself. Before I just enjoyed the surviving and dungeon-crawling aspects, now I'm gradually making structures.
Though, I only give a few minutes of creative mode at a time to it; I find I tire of it if I spend too long.

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Comment #26 by ImAKing1987
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:43:38 AM
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Just one more block.
Just one more block..
Just one more block...

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Comment #27 by macd
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 10:47:08 AM
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@3/4 - Ha, didn't even look at the screen shot until you said, nice.

Anyway, don't like Minecraft myself but 5 million sales is an amazing accomplishment. That is amazing. Wonder how high it will go?

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Comment #28 by Vigor
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 11:07:22 AM
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Jesus... 5 million x 1600msp.

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Comment #29 by STONE DEVIL
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 11:31:25 AM
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Not me

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Comment #30 by GaryYEAH
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 12:33:28 PM
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I'm with #5, I'm afraid.

I love building stuff in games, but Minecraft just hasn't been able to do it for me. It's good that so many people enjoy it, though :].


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Comment #31 by The Grendel
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 01:05:58 PM
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I had no idea what it was... I knew of it but never actually played or had even seen in played. I got it 'just to see what the fuss was' and I played for 50+ hours! I had fun, and it was worth it for me. I like survival type things, and the creative part was sick. I had an entire castle and multiple outposts with roads BEFORE creative mode.

That's a lot of digging. ;)

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Comment #32 by BWAAA89
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 01:41:33 PM
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Everytime I go online I see that about half of my friends are playing it. I call it MINECRACK.

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Comment #33 by Steamed Boot
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 01:44:57 PM
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It would be great if they could find some way to add more achievements to the game though. I understand there are restrictions on arcade titles, but 400 points just isn't enough for such a huge game!

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Comment #34 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 02:15:24 PM
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Can we get a disc version now?

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Comment #35 by DROoOPPY360
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 02:26:17 PM
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Yea gave both of my nephews 1600 mp to buy this for Christmas. But of then course my sister showed me up and got them Black Ops 2. What a bitch, Just kidding, Though I do see them playing more minecraft then BO2.

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Comment #36 by Exu
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 02:44:54 PM
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I too am with #5. One of the most boring loads of tripe I've ever endured. But it's gotta be successful for a reason!

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Comment #37 by Monty111
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 03:49:12 PM
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It's done pretty well seen as it's got the graphics of a game 20 years old...

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Comment #38 by SilvereX
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 05:07:43 PM
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@10 PC version doesn't have "missions". Have you even played the PC version?

Besides, there's going to be at least a 1 year (possibly longer) delay before the Xbox gets the latest PC update.

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Comment #39 by l.maciver
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 05:39:18 PM
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i just wish the xbox version could have updates as fast as this game sells.

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Comment #40 by ash356
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 06:50:36 PM
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I think he's on about adventure maps. At least, I hope so.
It would be nice to have some adventure maps released to be fair, although I'm still waiting for the supposed Texture packs we were going to get.

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Comment #41 by cheevo360
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 08:48:51 PM
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Minecraft 2, please 4J Studios. Microsoft Studios just please force to 4J to bring Minecraft 2. :):):)

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Comment #42 by nonschoolboy
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 11:16:18 PM
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@24 they won`t do that since the game will never be finished. It is a project that they want to continue to improve and add more things all of the time.

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Comment #43 by davhuit
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 01:16:14 AM
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@5 : It's the same, for me :)

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