MineCraft On Xbox 360 Sells More Than 3 Million Copies
Author: William Usher
published: 2012-07-20 13:57:15
Mojang definitely has a reason to be happy today, in a brief tweet by Marcus "Notch" Persson the lead behind the phenomenal success known as MineCraft, he let the whole world know that Microsoft has confirmed that MineCraft for the Xbox 360 has sold more than 3 million copies.
As noted by the Examiner, the game was already a massive success once it launched for the Xbox 360 back in May selling more than 1 million copies in its first week.
The game itself managed such popularity in opposition to the one thing many publishers keep claiming games need: bigger and better graphics. Minecraft is one of the ugliest 3D games ever made but at the same time it's one of the highest selling independent games ever made. It proves gameplay can sell over graphics.
For those wondering what the whole deal is with Minecraft, it's basically a persistent open-world with multiplayer options. You can design your own worlds, craft your own houses, buildings and environments. You can construct weapons and armor, battle creepers and attempt to survive. The game has managed to create it's own little subculture on most video sharing sites and news aggregators, mainly because of how large, open and imaginative the gameplay is. Technically, it's a fascinating experiment formed under the premise of a game.
You can pick up a copy of Minecraft right now for PC or Xbox 360 and start crafting away.
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