The retail Xbox 360 Edition of the monumentally successful Minecraft has now sold over 7 million copies according to a tweet from developer 4j Studios. What do you guys think, does Minecraft deserve the sales it is still getting?
"does Minecraft DESERVE the sales it is still getting?" A rhetorical question? Short of polling a representative sample of seven million people who bought the XBox version of Minecraft if they got much enjoyment from it, how can one provide a realistic answer? In all fields of mass culture, popularity has little to do with merit; and asking if a certain movie, book, or TV show deserves to be popular is pointless. However, a critic may analyze why a certain game (etc) is immensely popular and occasionally come up with some insights, other than expressing snobbish disdain. But insightful critical analysis is a rarity. Offhand I would say "well done" to Minecraft -- it's providing entertainment to millions of people in various formats.
this game is so awesome
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