Minecraft Xbox 360 selling 17,000 copies per day

Mojang’s downloadable console game driving $340,000 in daily revenue, company on course to double profits year-over-year.



Minecraft for the Xbox 360 continues to perform at a healthy clip. Swedish news site IT24 reports today (translated by MCV Nordic) that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is currently selling at a rate of 17,000 copies per day, driving revenue of $340,000 every 24 hours.

Minecraft X360 generates $340,000 per day, says Mojang.
Minecraft X360 generates $340,000 per day, says Mojang.

As of late July, Minecraft: Xbox 360 had sold more than 3 million copies, raking in more than $60 million in total revenue.

Additionally, the site reports that Mojang is on course to nearly double its annual profit year-over-year. Mojang managing director Carl Manneh told the outlet the studio will haul in $17.2 million this year, up from the $8.9 million it took in last year.

Upon launch on May 9, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition became profitable in just one hour, selling more than 400,000 copies during its first 24 hours on sale, and breaking all previous Xbox Live arcade digital sales records. The game reached 1 million in sales in just five days, and recorded more unique users on Xbox Live than Call of Duty: Black Ops for the week of May 14.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was developed by 4J Studios, the Scotland-based shop that built Xbox Live Arcade titles Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, and Banjo-Tooie. It retails for $20. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review.

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