Minecraft XBLA surpasses 3m downloads

Minecraft XBLA surpasses 3m downloads
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

July 20th 2012 at 2:21PM

Game sales for indie smash-hit on all platforms fly past 10m

Mojang’s hugely popular world building title Minecraft has surpassed three million downloads on Xbox Live Arcade.

Reaching the milestone means that the game has raised more than $60million for the Sweden studio on Xbox 360 alone.

Minecraft has been a huge hit for the developer, founded by Marcus ‘notch’ Persson, with sales on all platforms now far surpassing the 10m copies announced in May.

Minecraft XBLA was released for Xbox 360 on March 9th, and quickly sold more than 400,000 copies in a single day.