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Swedish game, Minecraft reports sales record of $20 million in a week
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
In less than a week, the Swedish "indie" game Minecraft hit a new
record after being released in a special version of Microsoft's Xbox
On May 9th the Swedish computer game, Minecraft, released a version
specially adapted for the Xbox and after five days, Microsoft sent out
a press release about the game, which reported sales of approximately
$20 U.S. where more than a million "copies" was sold. The game has
therefore stroke all previous sales figures on the platform.
Till date, almost six million accounts for the game were sold online
and generated about $800 million. Total sales are now approaching one
billion, therefore the level.
“It's crazy, more than crazy, wrote the game creator and company,
Mojangs, founder Markus Persson on Twitter about the record. Fun,
stimulating and scary.”
Minecraft, first revealed back in May of 2009 is now firmly become a
cultural phenomenon. According to Minecraft Forums information, the
game now has 28 million registered users and almost 6 million purchases
copies. Minecraft Pocket Edition now has over a million sales and the
Xbox 360 version of the title broke all kinds of records when it
launched last week.
Notch, the creator of Minecraft, has become a worldwide celebrity. His
studio, Mojang, is well respected around the world and has the
potential to become the next Valve reports website, webpro news/gaming.
By Scancomark.se Team
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