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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition breaks digital sales records

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, the console adaptation of the hugely popular  PC game developed by Mojang, has broken all previous digital sales records.

Microsoft today announced the highly-anticipated survival game has sold more than any other title in the first 24 hours on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Developed by 4J Studios in conjunction with Mojang and Microsoft Studios, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition introduces new gameplay experiences to fans like a unique crafting menu, game tutorials, and split-screen multiplayer gameplay (as long as you're on an HDTV).  It also has online multiplayer for up to eight players over Xbox LIVE.

Microsoft didn't reveal specific sales numbers, but earlier today Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson said the game was "profitable" within an hour of its release on Xbox 360.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is the final game in the "Microsoft Studios Presents: Arcade NEXT" lineup which also included Trials Evolution, which similarly broke revenue sales numbers in its first day of sales.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition can be downloaded from Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1600 Microsoft Points, or $20.

Tags: Minecraft, Xbox 360

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