Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition tops 3 million sales

Console Minecraft continues to sell millions.

July 20, 2012 / 01:37 PM EDT / (@salromano)

The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of Minecraft has topped 3 million downloads, creator Markus “Notch” Persson has revealed through Twitter.

“I got told Minecraft for XBLA passed three million sales today!,” he said.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition made its first breakthrough in mid-May, topping one million sales a week after launch.

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  • Malcolm Reynolds

    I am shocked at how something so unappealing in screen shots can sell so well.

    I know people love it and will try to defend it. Im not asking u to defend it. You wont sell me on it anyway just like I wont talk u out of loving it.
    Just stating my opinion if thats still allowed.

    I mean, when I was dating…I didnt date unattractive females. Im the same way with games.

    • FaithlessMr

      I never played this myself, but I think it has to do with what you can actually do with this game that draws people in. It seems you can build amazing game worlds and people love that idea of building things, just like they love Little Big Planet, even though both games let you do totally different things.

      Looks can be deceiving, everyone says this is a great game, and I might just give the pc version a spin, since it’s free after all.

      • Locksus

        Yeah, the little I’ve played Minecraft on PC it’s totally awesome to build pretty much anything you want. Only he sky is the limit in the game, as they say.

    • xMCXx

      OHO! Mr.Handsome only dated super models! Fuck personality!
      Seriously, that comparison was BS.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Offended much?

        Physical attraction is the first thing that got me interested in a girl. The personality is what kept me there. This is why I married a woman 12 years ago that is both brilliant, and beautiful. 

        Sorry if that makes you angry bud. 

        I understand fat frumpy girls need love too. Glad there a white knights like you out there for them. 

        Do you often eat fruit that looks nasty on the outside?

        The inside may still be sweet but my guess is deep down your initial attraction to anything starts at a visual level but apparently that is such an offensive natural reaction that you try to be the bigger man by condemning anyone that dare say they use their sense of sight as their first tool of measurement. 

        I guess you run through life with your eyes closed. 

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  • Adam Meadows

    Minecraft is a fun, fun game. It’s certainly a ‘make your own fun’ title though, for better or for worse. I have it on PC. There’s an MCmake of the cannon from FF7 and a weapon – the cannon actually fires and damages the weapon!

    3 mil sales isn’t undeserved.

    There was also a full scale version of Midgar. The file seems to have gone, sadly.

    These constant updates must be costing them a bomb though.