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Minecraft Xbox 360 sales pass 12 million

"One of the most successful Xbox 360 games ever," says MS

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition has crossed the 12 million sales milestone, Microsoft has announced Friday.

This compares with the around 14.3 million million PC copies sold as per an announcement on February 24.


"It is pretty amazing! I remember when we started talking about sales numbers that we would be super happy to sell 1 million copies," said Mojang's Daniel Kaplan of the Xbox sales.

"That would have put us on par with BF1943 and Castle Crashers, which both are awesome games, so that was something to aim for. We never even dreamed of selling 12 million," he added.

Mojang announced the game had sold 13 million copies at the end of December 2013, and 14 million copies by February 3, suggesting a still significant rate of sales for the game released in November 2011.

The company also in December 2013 announced sales of 10 million copies of the Xbox 360 version and one million copies of the PlayStation 3 version, the latter having hit the million milestone after only five weeks on sale.

Plans for Xbox One, PS4 and Vita versions of Minecraft were announced in August 2013.

On the topic of the Xbox One version, Kaplan said, "It is coming, eventually."