Minecraft Pocket Edition shifts five million

Minecraft Pocket Edition shifts five million
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

December 14th 2012 at 12:13PM

Total sales of hit world-building title surpass 17.5 million

The mobile version of Minecraft has reached more than five million in sales.

Released on iOS in November last year, as well as Android in October and Xperia Play two months prior in August, Minecraft Pocket Edition is a stripped down version of the full title.

While users can still create and build their own structures, many of the 'survival' features present in the PC and XBLA versions of the game are absent. The multiplayer mode however is still compatible with iOS and Android versions.

The title’s impressive sales bring it close on par with the sales of other iterations of the title, with the PC version selling well over eight million units and the Xbox 360 port shifting more than 4.5 million copies.

This means that overall the title has sold at least 17.5m copies.

It was previously reported that the XBLA version of the title was still selling between 40,000 and 60,000 copies a week, with interest in the title showing little sign of abating.