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Minecraft hauls in a million Xbox downloads

Minecraft's Xbox 360 version has tallied over 1 million sales in less than a week, as compared to 5.9m on Mac and PC over a two-year period. The May 9 release had already managed over 400,000 downloads during its first 24 hours.

By:AFP
| Updated on: May 16 2012, 13:25 IST

Minecraft's Xbox 360 version has tallied over 1 million sales in less than a week, as compared to 5.9m on Mac and PC over a two-year period.

The May 9 release had already managed over 400,000 downloads during its first 24 hours, according to data gleaned from online leaderboards, beating the record set by Trials Evolution in April.

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Selling at 1600 Microsoft Points (~$20, €19, £14, ¥2,400), Minecraft had to contend with a selection of similar games already populating the Xbox 360's Indie Games channel: CastleMiner Z, Total Miner: Forge and FortressCraft Chapter 1 among them, each available for a fraction of the price (80-240 MSP, ~$1-$3).

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At launch, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition was based on an older version first introduced to PC and Mac players in May 2011.

A tweet from 4J Studios, which brought the block-building experience to Xbox 360, revealed that bringing the 360 title in step with its July 2011 equivalent is high on their list of priorities.

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First Published Date: 16 May, 11:54 IST
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