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'Minecraft' sells more than 3 million copies on XBLA

Just one in a series of milestones.


The XBLA edition of Minecraft has sold over 3 million copies in two months.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has sold more than 3 million copies on Xbox Live Arcade, the game's developer, Markus "Notch" Persson, announced today on Twitter.

Today's milestone is just one in a series revealed since the game's May 9th release. The XBLA edition immediately set a single-day sales record that earned its developers enough to cover all development costs. About a month after its release, Persson wrote on Twitter that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was the "best-selling XBLA game ever."

The game remains a popular destination for online play as well. According to Microsoft's Major Nelson, it was second only to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live's most played titles for the week of July 9th.

Last week, to celebrate five years of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotions, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition received a patch that included several new features and support for a skins pack that includes 'Splosion Man, a Covenant grunt and a character from the Trials series.

If you're wondering what the 3 million player strong excitement is about, be sure to check out Polygon's review of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, where we found that it both lost and gained some in its transition from PC to console.

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