It’s been out less than a month, but with 2 million copies sold and $40 million cash in the bank, the Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition is already the biggest thing ever on the Xbox LIVE Arcade.
The announcement comes via Microsoft Game Studios portfolio director Chris Charla, who officially mentioned on Twitter that “I guess I can officially mention Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has crossed 2,000,000 in sales on XBLA.”
Although Castle Crashers has technically sold more copies, with more than 2.6 million purchases confirmed at the end of last year, Minecraft’s $20 pricetag puts Mojang’s blockbuster just ahead of Behemoth’s $15 side-scroll-’em-upper.
Minecraft for Xbox pushed 400,000 downloads on its 7 May launch day, and one million copies over the next five days. On PC, the game recently totalled up to 6 million sales, and between all versions of the game (including the iOS Pocket Edition), Minecraft now has over 9 million sales. Apparently digging holes and riding pigs is what all the cool kids are doing now.
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