Minecraft smashes every XBLA sales record we can find!

We‘re pleased to announce that thanks to your support, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, the console adaptation of the hugely popular PC game developed by Mojang, has broken all previous Xbox LIVE Arcade digital sales records, selling more than any other title in the first 24 hours on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Of course, this follows on the heels of Trials Evolution, the previous record holder, which also broke revenue sales numbers in its first day of sales as part of Arcade Next.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was developed by 4J Studios in conjunction with Mojang and Microsoft Studios, and introduces new gameplay experiences such as a unique crafting menu, game tutorials, and split-screen multiplayer on HD screens, as well as online multiplayer for up to eight players over Xbox LIVE.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, no one saw that one coming……. ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1061048732 Kevin D Dibb

    I just won! Is it OK to post a link to my winning entry here?

  • sans gluten

    Very awesome… congrats to Microsoft Studios, Mojang and 4J Studios!!

  • http://twitter.com/DillenDocherty Dillen Docherty

    I made a submission and its my fifth one i never win please my PC can’t run minecraft and i cant afford any ms points….I really want to play with my friends they all have bought it…..i sent an email with my submission


  • Anonymous

    Are they going to release any numbers? I’m really curious how many sales does a record make?

    • Anonymous

      They never release XBLA sales numbers so I doubt they’re going to start now.

    • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

      Notch tweeted about 400k?

      That’s off leaderboard stats though
      Would be inaccurate but close enough

  • Frank Meijer

    I’m picturing Notch in my head as Scrooge McDuck diving in a huge pile of money.

    Interested in the numbers as well :).

    • Anonymous

      Well, it’s not like he divided his $3 million from Minecraft in 2011 to his fellow co-workers. As well as making a game for charity during the Mojam, or he donated money to charity.

  • Anonymous

    Great game, great adaption for the 360, but still an impressive feat!

    Good job to all those involved! :D

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