Minecraft sells 453k copies on Christmas

Creator Markus "Notch" Persson reveals franchise sales of sandbox game nearly totaled half a million on Tuesday.


The Minecraft franchise sold 453,000 copies on Christmas Day, series creator Markus "Notch" Persson revealed over Twitter recently. The game is available on PC and Mac, Xbox Live, and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

No Caption Provided

Christmas Day sales for Minecraft add to the 17.5 million franchise sales tallied as of earlier this month. Minecraft for PC and Mac remains the breadwinner of the bunch, selling 8.6 million copies. The Pocket Edition has sold 5 million copies, and the Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft has moved 4.48 million copies as of earlier in the month.

Gamers interested in getting an inside look at the development of Minecraft can check out 2Player Productions' official Minecraft documentary. It debuted on Xbox Live last week and is now available to purchase from the company's website.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 227 comments about this story