Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Sells 1 Million Copies in the First Week

The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft broke sales records in its first week, Microsoft revealed today.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition broke digital sales records for Xbox Live Arcade, selling over one million copies to date.

Microsoft added that players have spent over 5.2 million hours online, over 4 million hours in multiplayer sessions, and over 2.4 million hours playing multiplayer since its launch last week.

More than 400,000 active players were online during the first 24-hours of its release, according to Microsoft.

The game’s original creator Markus “Notch” Persson responded to the news on Twitter: “Uhhhh, Microsoft just sent out a press release saying Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has sold a million copies in five days. Wow.”

Previously, Trials Evolution broke day one sales records with over 100,000 copies sold.

Source: Major Nelson, Twitter

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