Minecraft Sells 5 Million on Xbox 360
Minecraft’s Xbox 360 version has sold 5 million copies since its May 2012 release, according to Mojang business developer Daniel Kaplan.
To put that figure into perspective, the PC and Mac versions of Minecraft have sold 8.7 million copies as of this writing, and the entire franchise, which also includes mobile versions, has sold over 17.5 million copies, with nearly half a million sales on Christmas Day alone.
Of the Xbox 360 edition’s 5 million sales, one million of those transactions were conducted in the game’s first five days after launch. More than 400,000 copies were sold in its first 24 hours on sale, and it only took one post-launch hour for the game to become profitable.
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