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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sales surpass 1 million

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Last week, it was revealed that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, the console adaption of the hugely popular PC game originally developed by Mojang, sold more than any other title in the first 24 hours on Xbox LIVE Arcade, breaking all previous digital sales records.  At the time, however, neither Microsoft or Mojang revealed specific numbers. 

Today, Microsoft updated their sales stats for the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, announcing the game has sold more than 1 million units globally, in less than one week on the market.

According to some fun facts released by Microsoft's Major Nelson, total online hours spent on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition at the time of the press release sits at 5.2 million.  There have been 4 million multiplayer sessions amounting to 2.4 million total hours spent on multiplayer gaming.

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.

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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