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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition tops 1,000,000 sales!

Thanks to your support, and a fantastic game coming from Mojang and 4J, we’re pleased to announce that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, which launched less than a week ago as the final title in our killed “Microsoft Studios Presents: Arcade Next” program, has officially passed one million units sold on Xbox LIVE  Arcade!

But of course, people aren’t just buying Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, they’re also playing it like crazy! In addition to the million plus sales, other fun stats include more than 5.2 million total online hours spent mining, 4 million total multiplayer sessions played, and more than 2.4 million multiplayer gaming hours played!

For more information on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and the “Microsoft Studios Presents: Arcade NEXT” program, please visit www.xbox.com/arcadenext or stay put right here at www.playxbla.com!

The one sad note about the great sales of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is that our beloved XBLA Community Manager, Alex “XBLA Tart” Hebert, who previously led the Easy leaderboard in falling distance (she likes riding pigs off mountains) has now fallen off the top 10 where she was for the first couple days, and is now mired in the 50s.

  • http://twitter.com/StrakAttack StrakAttack

    Game is great. Was this the stupendous tweet though?

    • Anonymous

      Yes! :) It’s a big deal for us!

      • http://twitter.com/StrakAttack StrakAttack

        Well it’s well deserved. Game is great and a ton of fun!

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

    Should port Goldeneye 007 next

    • Anonymous

      Well, we did Perfect Dark: http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Perfect-Dark/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109c2 Actually the port was by 4J Studios.

      • Anonymous

        And a great port it was :)

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

        My next purchase is Banjo-Tooie, also a port by 4J Studios

      • http://twitter.com/Navarin Jim E. Rustler

        Yeah, 4J do seem bloody good at porting. The Banjo games, PD and now Minecraft.

        Also the PS3 versions of Oblivion and Overlord: Raising Hell.

        Which means they can still do multiplatform stuff.

        You thought about buying them yet?

    • http://twitter.com/VictorLizcano77 Victor Lizcano

      Or MDK2 HD… I have fond memories of that game in my (already sold) Dreamcast…
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDK2#MDK2_HD

  • Anonymous

    I got the game through one of the contests here and am absolutely loving it. But a question for those here that are also playing it, Does everyone elses inventory disappear on them when entering/exiting the game. I have to put EVERYTHING in chests just so it doesn’t disappear if I save and exit, anything in my physical inventory(minus the map for some reason) just disappears and is gone for ever.

    • http://twitter.com/StrakAttack StrakAttack

      I haven’t noticed this but I think my stuff stays in MY game. If I join someone else’s game, my stuff goes away but I set up chests for my friends to stash their stuff before they leave.

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

      you playing as guest?

      • Anonymous

        No, it’s my own little peice of land, the only time I’ve had other people in it was when my brother did a bit of split screen in it. I have checked off ‘On-line game’ though, that might be the problem, gonna expirement with it a little later on.

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

          Just remember:

          Guest accounts inventories aren’t saved
          If you dont Save when Exiting, it wont save
          NEVER DIG DOWN

          • Brandon Torti

            It’s a glitch. Multiple people are reporting the same thing.

          • http://uniltiranyu.skxawng.lu/ Brendan Crawford

            Next patch is the 1.7.3 update

            Hopefully its fixed then

          • Anonymous

            I’ve tried searching for other people with this issue, but I seem to be the only one I can find, at least I know that its a bug and not just me, hopefully it can be fixed, I have a diamond pick axe that I’ll never get back that I dearly miss.

    • http://twitter.com/outinthedark Outinthedark

      Haven’t had that issue but I have had the game crash numerous times while saving/exiting the game. Any time that “preparing chunks” dialog comes up it’s a shot in the dark if it crashes or not.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations! Any chance you get to visit @notch to take a swim in his safe like $crooge McDuck? I think you certainly deserved it.

  • Anonymous

    Hope it its success makes Microsoft realize that constant updates and community support is worth more to their business than slow in-house QA certification.

  • http://twitter.com/AntaraelDulacre Antarael Dulacre

    And updates will be coming soon =D Sweet!

  • Anonymous

    Incredible sales number especially in such short time! Minecraft deserves this achievement!

  • Anonymous

    How about you shatter that record and go for 2 million copies downloaded. It’s quite an easy feat. Just give another 1 million codes out for free……..to me. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Jim E. Rustler

    You ride enough pigs off mountains to get high on a leaderboard and I still can’t take fall damage from ONE. ¬_¬

    Seriously, it’s the last cheev I need and everything.

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