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Minecraft sales hit 9.2 million

Total global sales of the smash hit adventure game Minecraft is quickly approaching 10 million sales. 

Responding to a question from Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson, Mojang's business developer Daniel Kaplan announced Minecraft has sold 9.2 million copies. This number includes the PC, Xbox LIVE Arcade, iOS, and Android versions of the game.

The game, which originated as a PC game only, has now spread to several platforms.  Although, I believe the PC version remains the best.  Persson also revealed that the PC version alone has now sold over 6 million copies.

Meanwhile, the recently released Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has been a hit since arriving on XBLA.  The console adaption to the hugely popular PC game originally developed by Mojang reportedly sold more than any other title in the first 24 hours on Xbox LIVE Arcade, breaking all previous digital sales records. Last week, Microsoft revealed sales for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition surpassed one million units globally.

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.  You can purchase the PC version from the official Minecraft website.

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