News: The outsourced Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has sold more than three million copies to date, Mojang’s Notch has announced.
Three million! I wouldn’t be able to shift that many copies of my self-published tome ‘Meine Kraft’ – a German-language love letter to imported corporation chocolate in iambic pentameter – if I gave them away for free, as I have done since 1996. Although my lawyer says there’ve been some serious issues with a similarly titled book of late, so consumer confusion might be the cause of that.
4J Studios‘ Minecraft, on Xbox 360, has proven far more successful. Yesterday it sold its three millionth copy – as announced on Twitter by Notch – meaning it’s sold nearly half as many copies of the PC version, which currently sits rather smugly atop a pile of more than 6.6 million receipts.
It’s worth remembering too that Minecraft XBLA has sold for 1600 MS points (£13.71), whereas Minecraft PC was available during its early alpha reign for $13 (£8.32).
On Friday Mojang suggested that their newest game, Scrolls, is likely to adopt a similar price and distribution model.
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