Minecraft sold 1 million copies on PS3

The PlayStation 3 version of Minecraft sold 1 million copies in just a little over a month.

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Mojang announced that Minecraft has sold over 1 million copies on the PlayStation 3 since it was released in December 2013.

"That has to be some kind of record on PSN, no?" Mojang's Daniel Kaplan said in his post on the company's official website.

As we reported earlier this month, the PS3 version of Minecraft was the system's best-selling downloadable game during its December launch month, outpacing juggernauts like Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: Ghosts, according to the PlayStation Blog.

PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of Minecraft are also in development, but release dates for these iterations have not been announced yet.

According to the NPD report, Minecraft for the Xbox 360 was the ninth best selling game of 2013, adding to the more than 13 million copies it sold on PC and 10 million copies it sold of its mobile Pocket Edition.

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Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

I'm one of those and I'm pretty happy with it. I tried it back then on PC and it didn't do it for me although I liked the premise. After trying the ps3 demo, It plays perfect with a controler, I prefer the crafting 1000x over how it worked on PC, it has enough frames to look perfectly smooth and it won't stop looking like blocky crap in any platform. Only bad thing is it's digital, but at least it's relatively cheap. 

I recommend everyone at least try the demo

hadlee73
hadlee73

lol that didn't take long.

jgarbuz
jgarbuz

I think it's time to further divide the industry, and create a category called "interactive movies" as opposed to "video games." I don't care much for games. I like interactive movies. Some examples might be Doom 3, Red Dead Redemption, Uncharted, Last of Us, Tomb Raider, and so on. I think we should get the word "game" out of it already, once and for all. There are game elements within these interactive movies which may include jumping from platform to platform, or some puzzles within them such as picking locks, and so on. Of course finding "collectibles" and getting "trophies" for allegedly overcoming some hurdle, but it's time for the industry to grow up and divide itself between lovers of interactive movies, versus sports, versus puzzles, and so on. 

Lumping everything under the rubric of "games" keeps the industry from expanding into older and more mature potential markets, and keeps it from being seen as the serious art form that it has become.


jgarbuz
jgarbuz

Wouldn't it be cheaper even yet to finger paint or play with crayons? These baby games are destroying all incentives to develop decent video games, which is why there is now a drought. We had a few good ones over the last few years, but now these cheap arcade and baby games are pushing decent AAA franchises out of the market place. It makes me want to puke all over this "Minecrap" junk.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

Spending all day gathering little cubic resources to create little cubic tools, to gather little cubic resources, to create cubic constructions and then spending all nights in hiding as not to get killed by little cubic monsters that roams all night, sounds like fun to me...


I think I'll pass...


Have games come full circle and have we reached the point we are starting to put 80's games on the market again?

jayjay444
jayjay444

See Sony guys us on the PC and 360 versions were trying to tell you guys how good this game really is I remember comments like, "omg it looks like lego", and other ones like "we don't need it on PS3", i'm just glad everyone on the Playstation can experience this masterpiece at long last now we can all chat about some of the amazing game experiences you can have on this game, we as gamers can chill and have fun instead of ripping each other apart for a change. 

shangtsung7
shangtsung7

not surprised..  ps3 owners have been crying over Minecraft ever since it showed up on xbl,  i'm just amazed they waited this long..  i can remember years ago on my ps3 before i moved to 360 i was hugely disappointed when i heard it was only on xbl,  hell i even debated a few times on getting a 360 JUST FOR Minecraft..  bout damn time.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

At first I didn't really get the game when I tried the mobile version,after a while it really got fun and interesting building castles and digging tunnels.Will definitely get the PC version.

Lhomity
Lhomity

All those new Minecraft players... (okay, some probably already had it on other platforms)


The next convention should be bigger. Really looking forward to another video like this:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ITftz_kbNs



divinejester
divinejester

Before we get crazy this game's numbers are skewed as are Wii sports. This was a 20 dollar game and wii sports was bundled as a system. So I dont hold either games sales numbers as terribly impressive.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

 Nice creative game. I've never actually tried It myself but I like looking at peoples crazy creations.  Perfect example of a videogame.  No cinematics, no story, no graphics.  Just good old fashion fun

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

maybe think again on signing a contract to put a game on 1 console...

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

PS3 gaming is dead . The game was pirated to death by Sony Pirates . . . JK .

Hey guys check this out .

The Forest

youtube.com/watch?v=KwImGYR2rwg

Much better than Minecraft .

pszone
pszone

yet again publishers don't how to make more money in one go.  It would sold more if they  bring Minecraft for ps3,ps4,pspvita at the same time when the ps3 got realse .

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Who needs high specs, when we can just play games with 90's graphics forever. Ive just Dl'd heaps of DOS games from like 1993 -1998 recently that have better graphics than this game lol. 


Goes to show, gameplay = heaps of sales, despite graphics. Its sold more than BF3 and BF4 combined and more than Batman Arkham City. So maybe publishers should really think about that next time they make a game like RYSE. Gameplay IS important for sales figures.

Sw1tched
Sw1tched

This game is crazy how successful it is .... i love it

wexorian
wexorian

Simple game that Gave me 300H+ gameplay , and happy that goes strong as always

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Dang,thats impressive.
I thought the Minecraft hype was over :)

hadlee73
hadlee73

@SpicaAntares You were on a roll there but ruined it when you said "circle" in the last sentence :P

jgarbuz
jgarbuz

@SpicaAntares 

I don't get it either, and never will. Yes, the videogame industry seems to have come full circle back to its infancy. How can we we ever again expect excellent AAA franchise games like say "Uncharted" to continue to be made when people lap up drek like this?

jgarbuz
jgarbuz

@jayjay444 

Someone explain this  "masterpiece" to me. I don't get it. I think I had better games on my old Apple II back in 1982.

jophy
jophy

@kurtven minecraft is a game where players can get in touch with their creative juice to enjoy the endless possibilities you can do in it. Definitely not a suitable game for someone who have low or no intelligence.

Kinren1
Kinren1

@kurtven Very thought out review of minecraft (Kappa).  There are games you play, that people woud say similar things.  Fortunately, your opinion doesn't matter to anyone, and minecraft will continue to sell millions of copies.

Kinren1
Kinren1

@Cloud_imperium You must be from the future, because that game is not even released and its better than minecraft?  Please, don't say that Star Citizen is best space sim...or get me some lotto numbers because, you are from the future!

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

@Cloud_imperium  I like rust better. But forest definitely has my attention because its single player and survival horror.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

@pszone They have to optimize the game for each platform otherwise you get a buggy mess.....plus they're gonna release each version at the most current version so that takes time.....


jgarbuz
jgarbuz

@nyran125tk 

One thing for sure, I'm not going to shell out $4 or $500 hundred bucks for a "next gen" machine just to play games looking like the ones I played on my old Apple II over 30 years ago. That's for certain. The only game I've seen that I would want to play is Ryse, and if there aren't going to many more like it, I'll just hang on to my old console and computer forever and keep replaying my old games. I'm not going to play no stupid baby arcade games with three gens ago graphics!

jgarbuz
jgarbuz

@nyran125tk 

I had better graphics on my Apple II with 64K of RAM back in 1981! 

Poodger
Poodger

@SteamyPotatoesIt is a vastly different game. I play both games for entirely different reasons. Still, in a direct comparison of pure enjoyment, I still enjoy Minecraft more.

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator moderator

@SteamyPotatoes Starbound might be the first game that I buy a second time just to get it on the Vita.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@jgarbuz@SpicaAntares

I think it has more to do with the herd mentality then the game itself.

With the herd mentality the little sheep, all it wants to do, is follow the herd. Marketers play on that when at first they promote the product itself then, after it sold some, promote the number sold instead of the product. 

When the sheep thinks the herd is going that way instead of elsewhere, it raises it's little head and starts walking that way. Until some other rumors of the herd going in some other direction.

It worked marvellously for IPhones, IPads, Facebook, and so on... The challenge for these products is to maintain the illusion that they are still 'mainstream' long after people are bored with them and are looking elsewhere for some market-induced excitement.

jgarbuz
jgarbuz

@jophy 

Explain to this low IQ guy what's so "intelligent" about it? Looks like something you give to 4 year olds to play with on the floor.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@Sefrix Is it still beta?
And from the vids i saw (and some "lets play") it looks very Terraria.

jgarbuz
jgarbuz

@SpicaAntares@jgarbuz 

Unfortunately, I'm not surprised because the handheld mobile devices and the hope of small teams of frustrated developers trying to get lucky with another "Angry Birds" or another "Minecraft" are fragmenting  and fracturing the industry, pulling customers away from the more costly AAA titles. When all you have was either a PC or one of the two consoles, the market was more stable.But now, AAA titles are not selling as well and not as profitable because these cheap, chintzy $10--$20 indie games are naturally drawing customers away from the eyepopping but costly-to-make quality franchises. The industry is pulling away from those risky investments and going into making  large quantities of these little arcade games instead. Especially the Japanese who are masters of slash & bash requiring no story content. No writers. The same artists drawing all the same faces the same way. Cheap and profitable, and the kids eat it up, so why risk big bucks in really good games. If you look into the next year, there are so far only two or three AAAs coming out. Gamers like you and I who appreciate quality are being frozen out.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@jgarbuz@SpicaAntares

I'm surprised too by the slowness at witch AAA games are coming. It's not as if their is no market for them, just looking at the eagerness at witch gamers adopted the new consoles, so I don't see any reasons not to increased massively their creation. Personally I don't mind buying 3-4 full priced games in a year, the rest being cheaper, older or used games.

Now, I may be wrong, but maybe they want to do so, looking at articles like those about Ubisoft investments to either increase or create new studios. Or maybe, like your suggesting, they are just trying to be more present in the smaller games dept. Don't know.

jgarbuz
jgarbuz

@SpicaAntares@jgarbuz 

Yup. As P.T. Barnum is said to have quipped "A Sucker is born every minute" and "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American consumer." 

But I do believe that the catering to these mobile devices has so fragmented the industry, what with developers all running to create these little games which they hope will become big hits like "Angry Birds" or "Minecraft"  makes it less likely that many great but expensive games like "Uncharted" or "Last of Us,"  Tomb Raider or Bioshock will not be coming forth as readily as in the past. 

However,  the last crop of these have not produced the rates of return on investment (ROI) as had hoped. And a few unfortunate flops like Max Payne 3 has really cooled the ardor to invest in such great efforts. So it seems we are doomed to get vast quantities of these crappy little arcade games and idiotic Japanese button mashers and slashers, all of which are less expensive to produce, require nothing in the way of an interesting storyline, and  have a larger potential profit margin. And they continue to market primarily to kids who don't know the difference and don't care. The more mindless the better.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@kurtven He was talking to you to compare this to Lego shows how stupid you really are mate lmao.