Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition passes 12 million sold mark

The Xbox 360 edition of Mojang's crafting-heavy sandbox game, Minecraft, has sold more than 12 million copies to date, according to a post on Xbox Wire.

On Windows PC, the game has sold more than 14 million units. The PlayStation 3 edition topped 1 million in January.

The Xbox 360 version of the game was released in 2012, and Mojang continues to support Minecraft with updates. The next update for the game, the Candy Texture Pack, launches April 18. Speaking with Xbox Wire, business developer Daniel Kaplan said that the team is "looking forward to creating mashups with other games" for future packs.

The game's most requested feature, Kaplan continued, are "probably bigger worlds."

"We're pushing the limitations of the 360 in various different ways and we will continue doing that," Kaplan said. "However, bigger worlds would require the guarantee of a hard drive on each 360; since not all 360's ship with hard drives that makes things tricky. Luckily, on Xbox One, that's not an issue."

At its E3 2013 press conference, Microsoft announced that the game would launch for Xbox One. Minecraft is also expected to hit PlayStation 4 — initially as a launch title — though release dates for either console have not been announced.

For more on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, read our review.

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