Minecraft Sold 435K Copies on Christmas
Minecraft’s banner sales year continues, as nearly half-a-million copies were sold on Christmas Day.
Across all platforms, Minecraft sold 453k copies on dec 24! Wowzers! <3
— Markus Persson (@notch) December 28, 2012
Regardless of which day had the remarkable sales, Minecraft’s continued success is absolutely stunning. The open-world do-it-yourselfer was a smash hit when it arrived on Xbox Live Arcade this past summer, and this was after already being a massive hit on PC.
With a devoted following, comprehensive and consistent updating, and the ability to mod the game (on PC), it seems there’s nothing that will be able to stunt the sales of Minecraft. Now it’s just a matter of seeing how long this kind of success can be sustained.