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Minecraft

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: 4J Studios
Release Date: May 9, 2012

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'Minecraft' (ALL) Sales Top One Million On Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on May 14, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT

Minecraft is a sandbox building game which allows players to build, construct and craft objects in a cubic world.

Minecraft is a game based on limitless creativity and building in a three dimensional sandbox world. While still in its alpha and beta phases on PC, “Minecraft” amassed a wide following and became an international phenomenon selling over 4 million copies. The addictive building game is currently available on PC, is under development for mobile devices and coming to consoles exclusively for Xbox 360!

The infinite possibilities in “Minecraft” just got bigger. as Minecraft on Xbox 360 brings the global phenomenon to console gamers for the first time. The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game features an innovative new crafting interface, natural controller movements and interaction through multiplayer gameplay on Xbox Live – all from the comfort of your living room. “Minecraft” on Xbox 360 will also be supported by Kinect next year.

The new crafting interface in “Minecraft” on Xbox 360 delivers a completely new way to build “Minecraft” worlds where your imagination is the only limit. A streamlined interface opens at the press of a button, and players can choose from several categories of items to create. “Minecraft” on Xbox 360 explains what each object is, what it does and what is required for building so players new to the world of “Minecraft” can get into the action right away. “Minecraft” on Xbox 360 removes the barriers between you and your creativity!

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has officially passed the one million units sold benchmark on Xbox Live Arcade. The game reached this number, and surpassed it, within a single week of the game’s launch.

With more than 5.2M total online hours of gamers mining away, 4M total multiplayer sessions played, and more than 2.4M multiplayer gaming hours played, “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” is showing that it’s not only selling well, but that gamers are remaining highly engaged, wandering through new vistas and exploring caves with their friends.


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