Minecraft Boasts 4 Million Sales in December: 15 Million in 2012

By Prarthito Maity email: p.maity@mobilenapps.com | Jan 12, 2013 07:11 AM EST

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'Minecraft' became one of the top games of last year, and now the developers have numbers to show off the game's popularity.

Per reports, 'Minecraft' developers Mojang has recently revealed the sales figures for 'Minecraft' across all platforms in the month of December. The company has confirmed that the game sold 4.2 million units in the final month of 2012.

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Moreover, in total, last year saw a total of more than 15 million purchases of 'Minecraft' across all platforms, with Pocket Edition of the game leading the pack at just under 5.9 million across iOS and Android. While the PC and Mac versions sold 4.18 million units, the Xbox 360 version claimed 5.00 million units sale.

"Lots of you bought Minecraft at Christmas, smashing download records all over the place. The numbers are so massive that even Patrick "master of stats" Geuder raised an eyebrow, and that hardly ever happens. We thought it would be nice to share the numbers," Mojang wrote.

Mojang says that on Dec. 25, over 70,000 players either purchased or redeemed codes for the PC and Mac version of 'Minecraft.' In the week of Dec. 24, that number grew to 241,845 purchases. In total, the PC and Mac version of Minecraft claimed 4,177,843 sales throughout the year, which is quite good for a game that has been around for some time now, arriving back in 2011 for PC, Android and iOS.

Although the number generated by the PC version of the game was pretty impressive, it couldn't match, let alone top, the sales of the Xbox 360 version.

"100,416 of you bought Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition on December 25th, and it was purchased 325, 591 times during Christmas week. Massive congratulations to 4J Studios; they sold 5,002,370 copies of 360 Edition in 2012," the developers added.

"We imagine that Minecraft sales will continue to be strong as more players decide to finally jump on the bandwagon and see what all the talk is about, so don't be surprised to hear Mojang touting similar numbers at the end of this year," Slashgear concluded.

Additionally, Mojang has confirmed that the company is currently working on the Raspberry Pi edition of the game. "We're extremely excited to be involved and can't wait to show you more," the developers said.



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