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Minecraft’s Console Sales Exceed Lifetime PC Sales

No one may have imagined that Minecraft would step onto the consoles, if you were an early adopter of the PC version. Three and a half years later, the console versions have screamed by PC unit sales.

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RexDD822d ago

That's actually pretty impressive.

JoeIsMad822d ago

I can't wait for the PS4 launch. Even if the world isn't as large as the PC, it's still going to be worth buying.

The_Infected822d ago

Is it 1080p 60fps or what on PS4? I haven't seen anything about it.

JoeIsMad822d ago

LOL. Not sure if that's a joke or not, but the world size is much improved over 360/PS3 sizes.

The_Infected822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

No it's not a joke. I play split screen a lot and it would bog down pretty bad sometimes on 360 during dense scenes. I just like a smooth experience throughout.

Anyways I'm very excited about the bigger worlds and stuff. I'll be getting this on PS4 can't wait!

JoeIsMad822d ago

Infected: I know that with the increase in RAM on PS4/XBONE, the game has much better draw distance. I can't see it coming in at less than 1080p, considering the engine is unchanged between generations.

miyamoto822d ago

Good thing PS3 & PS Vita are Cross Buy, boy!

Can't wait for the PS Vita version, whoo hoo!

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Giul_Xainx822d ago

I own this game for two devices already.... PC and phone.... ugh..... I need to stop buying this game over and over again.

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Jacktrauma822d ago

Picking this up for PS4 for sure!

AceBlazer13822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

Not very surprising, consoles have a larger presence in gaming than PCs.

Skipped the ps3 version to get it on ps4 but damn, it's taking forever.

JoeIsMad822d ago

I don't think that consoles have a larger presence for gaming, ESPECIALLY for a game that taxes your PC so little as Minecraft does.

General Shrooms822d ago

PC is the worst performing version, mainly because it's written in JAVA and poorly optimized as such.

I've had the PC version since 09 and I've played the console versions.

nucky64822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

joel, I don't know how you can say that. look at tv ads - do you ever see pc game commercials as often as console game commercials?
look at sales of games with minecraft being a perfect example - sales are almost always higher on console. walk in to a game store - see how much space and marketing is directed towards consoles and how much towards pc games.
I don't have an issue with console or pc - i'll play either - but I don't see how anyone can suggest that consoles don't have a larger presence in gaming.

voodoochild346822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

@nucky64 developers don't advertise on tv for pc games because it's more effective to advertise through places where pc gamers frequent like steam, origin, gog and numerous pc gaming sites. Minecraft has higher sales than pc only because the sales of the pc version are unfairly compared to the COMBINED sales of all consoles. Separate the sales of the individual platforms as you should and you'll see how "dead" pc gaming is.

Your store argument is also very flawed. Stores normally don't sell games on systems they don't sell. Since you don't see places like Gamestop selling pc hardware you won't see them selling pc games. Walmart, Best Buy, Target etc. do sell pc's so you'll see floor space given to pc games. Also when you factor in the increasing popularity of digital distribution and it becomes apparent why YOU never see pc games in stores especially since I doubt you go to any shops that cater to pc gamers. When you take the time to think, understanding things becomes easy.

Stevefantisy822d ago

Just one more block!!!!! Can't wait for the ps4 version. Also very impressive on their part do you think they will make anything else as impressive or is minecraft their one and only?

mixelon822d ago

While i partly agree, the PC versions sales are also somewhat inflated by families with multiple licences. I have four! I'd have just used splitscreen on console. :D

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