'Minecraft' hauls in 1 million Xbox 360 downloads
Minecraft's Xbox 360 version has tallied over 1 million sales in less than a week, as compared to 5.9m on Mac and PC over a two-year period.
The May 9 release had already managed over 400,000 downloads during its first 24 hours, according to data gleaned from online leaderboards, beating the record set by Trials Evolution in April.
Selling at 1600 Microsoft Points (~$20, €19, £14, ¥2,400), Minecraft had to contend with a selection of similar games already populating the Xbox 360's Indie Games channel: CastleMiner Z, Total Miner: Forge and FortressCraft Chapter 1 among them, each available for a fraction of the price (80-240 MSP, ~$1-$3).
At launch, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition was based on an older version first introduced to PC and Mac players in May 2011.
A tweet from 4J Studios, which brought the block-building experience to Xbox 360, revealed that bringing the 360 title in step with its July 2011 equivalent is high on their list of priorities.