Minecraft Xbox 360 sells 5 million
Console version of Mojang's indie sandbox game goes quintuple platinum following launch in May.
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By comparison, the PC and Mac versions of Minecraft has sold 8.7 million copies as of this writing. The entire franchise--PC/Mac, mobile, and Xbox 360 versions--has accounted for more than 17.5 million in sales to date. More than 453,000 copies of Minecraft franchise games were sold on Christmas Day alone.
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 dethroned Call of Duty from the top of the Xbox Live activity chart for one week in October.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was developed by 4J Studios, the Scotland-based shop that built the 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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