Mojang’s seminal PC hit Minecraft continues its rampage across every other platform today as it was announced that the game has sold more than one million copies in just five days on Xbox Live Arcade.
“Uhhhh, Microsoft just sent out a press release saying Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has sold a million copies in five days. Wow,” wrote Persson (opens in new tab) on Twitter. “I feel stunned.”
What’s stunning is that Minecraft on PC sold over one million copies when it was barely out of alpha (opens in new tab). (For you laypersons out there, alpha is video game developer speak for “not nearly done yet.”) By late 2011, the game had over 16 million registered users. It even managed success on the Android Marketplace, selling over a million copies (opens in new tab) of Minecraft: Pocket Edition (and we’re sure the iOS version wont be far behind.)
The release of Minecraft on Xbox Live Arcade has long been considered a shoe-in success, and it’s the most hotly anticipated title ever to be released on XBLA. When it released on May 9, it didn’t disappoint, either. The game broke all kinds of XBLA records for player activity and purchases, and it’s our guess that it will continue to do so for years to come.