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'Minecraft' for Xbox 360 has already sold 1 million copies

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Minecraft Xbox 360 edition moves a million copies.

The Xbox 360 release of Minecraft continues to set records on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade platform. The console port of Mojang's indie megahit has already sold in excess of one million copies since its release on May 9.

Not bad for one of the most expensive Xbox Live Arcade games to date.

Microsoft boasted today that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition players have spent more than 5.2 million hours mining since launch, with 4 million multiplayer sessions played and more than 2.4 million hours spent playing multiplayer.

Last week, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft was the fastest selling XBLA game to date, with more than 400,000 players in the first 24 hours.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was developed by 4J Studios for Xbox Live Arcade. Minecraft was first released in alpha form in May 2009, with a beta release hitting the following year. Minecraft's official release (version 1.0) was made available November 2011.

The game's original creator, Marcus "Notch" Persson, wrote on Twitter "Uhhhh, Microsoft just sent out a press release saying Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has sold a million copies in five days. Wow."

"I feel stunned," Notch added, despite having sold millions of copies of the PC version of Minecraft already.

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