'Minecraft' digs past one million copies sold on Xbox LIVE in five days

XMNR: The block-filled world of Minecraft is officially a hit on the Xbox 360 as Microsoft announced that the game from Mojang and 4J Studios passed one million units sold in less than a week.

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NYC_Gamer3659d ago

Wow,that's impressive...

Queasy3659d ago

For a $20 XBLA game, very impressive.

Captain Qwark 93659d ago

indeed, i am one of those sales. like the witcher 2 before it, i just prefer to play games on my console. waited a long time for this and its pretty great. been playing nonstop.

one thing i dont understand anymore is why arcade games cant have 1000gs yet. back when they first came out, i got it. most games were nothing more than a couple hrs long. these days though most arcade games clock in at the same length or longer than retail releases. esp a game like minecraft which will likely out last 99% of the other retail releases i buy this year.

Queasy3659d ago

@Captain Qwark 9 - Agreed. I think it's probably time that Microsoft consider getting rid of the barrier between XBLA and retail games. The lines are getting blurred with releases like Minecraft.

jetlian3659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

well its up to 400 now. But I do agree. XBLA is going hard this year.

GraveLord3659d ago

yeah, pretty amazing for a port of a PC game.

Hopefully PSN users get to experience this game later this year too.

aviator1893659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

Hopefully, with the success, we can see some updates with more features and better textures.

coolbeans3659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

I think 4J mentioned updating it from Beta 1.6.6 (current 360 version) to Beta 1.7.3 in the near future. I'll try to edit with a link.


Dark3603659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

This game is crack, Bring on the updates.


Edit: Summons75

Are you mad?


Summons753659d ago

proof that most gamers have no brains now a days and that they are willing to show microsoft that it is okay to charge 20 bucks for an arcade game

guitarded773659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

Don't get your point... it's $26.95 for PC.

@ Summons75 (comment below)
Oh, I get it now... you are troll. Hi troll... I like you, you are funny.

Summons753659d ago

yeah and its not even worth 5 bucks

JokesOnYou3659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

Yeah evil micro is up to their dirty tricks again, its a marketing trap charging people less than the PC retail price, and what are all us mindless gamers thinking when we pay our hard earn cash for a game that we'll likely enjoy more and play longer than many run of the mill $60 full price games, of course Summons knows what's best for us all. pffft...haters.

NYC_Gamer3659d ago

People are allowed to purchase any item they view as worth their hard earned cash

Siren303659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

A 20$ game that has alot more replay than any 2 $60 games

Convas3659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

I was honestly surprised by the amount of people on my friends list playing it.

It went from 2 or 3 people in the first 2 days, to now over 15 of my 60+ list playing. There's no shortage of co-op partners, and the game is clean and beautiful.

Can't wait for the future updates to really add meat (No seriously, I was playing MC on the PC last night and remembered that I could get chicken and beef from their respective animals) to the game.

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