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2 Million Sold, and Counting

That's right, Mojang and 4J Studios' Xbox 360 edition of indie hit Minecraft recently sold more than two million units worldwide on XBLA! MCX360 sells for 1600 MS Points, or $20 - Notch tweeted the day after launch that the game had become profitable (saw more money gained in sales than spent in creating it) within the first full day of sales, a figure that continues to climb exponentially.

Microsoft Studios, while initially non-specific about the sales numbers after launch day, confirmed that MCX360 broke all previous sales records on Live Arcade, beating out the previous fastest-selling game on the platform, Trials Evolution, which sold over 100,000 copies in a day, by over four times the numbers.

As popular as MCX360 has become, it shouldn't surprise anyone that many people have been requesting bug fixes and updates to the console ported sandbox blockbuster.  Fortunately, according to 4J Studios' 4JSteve, fixes are on the way in approximately 3 weeks.
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#1

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:05 AM

Awesome 2,000,000

Lets see, 2,000,000 times 20 is 40 mil? I think I read that wrong, numbers are so dang tiny!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:10 AM

WOOT

Minecraft is awesome :P

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#3

Dan_Of_LA

Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:19 AM

Fantastic! :D

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#4

Lostworld711

Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:24 AM

Wow, I guess I should try the XB version then..

#5

Wumbologist

Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:25 AM

3 weeks! Dang. :( Oh well, at least they're getting fixed. :)
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:39 AM

3 weeks... meh. while im waiting ill be duplicating enough tnt to cover the map.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:45 AM

Oh yeah, im having this problem so.. feel free to help me :P.



i would tell u blankly what the problem is, but it's preffered and most likely more practical if i walkthrough all that happened;

so i was playing the newest snapshot, 12w22a, trying to find a jungle temple. After much exploring, the game crashed, closed, and pooped out a hs_err_pid document, which happens sometimes. i thought nothing of it. i tried to reload the world to find...there isn't one. all there is is void. i thought maybe it was still loading with the new smp + ssp thing but after flying to the height ground would be (it crash while i was flying in the sky) it didn't load, i started flying everywhere to the viod to the height limit. after a minute of flying around an empty world i tried to type "/gamemode 0" to switch, as maybe if i died it would respawn me in the happily generated area in which i started from. it didn't respond like it would when loading terrian and such. a few months before i noticed a red message below the render distance option (i keep mine on far) saying: your using a 32 bit version of java, u should use a 64 bit version for using far. so i decided just to uninstall java, and reinstall 64 bit. long story short, i couldn't find 64 bit so i reinstalled the version i was using. i openned minecraft, and clicked login. it loaded for a while then a error message came up reading: java™ Platform SE binary [minecraft] has stopped working, windows is checking for a solution to the problem. After a while the "solution" was close the program. ive tried reinstalling java several times, deleting the entire bin folder (but soon discovered that since it was only the launcher, it did nothing), playing minecraft in browser (same error), and restarting my windows 7 pc. (BTW i cant play offline because u have to fail logging in to minecraft.net for the option to present itself, so that wont fix a thing. other things that require java work fine, i tried play Notch's "Prelude of the Chambered", which i knew needed java, to test it. worked downright spiffy. i've tried forcing update, but since it wont even get past the login it doesn't do anything.)

please comment ANYTHING u think would help!

java is updated to newest
running on Windows 7 32 bit PC
3 GB of RAM
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:46 AM

3 weeks until next update?!?! i sure dont hope so if its to xbox then i can understand but it really should come out to pc soon!!! i beg you mojang release it soon!! Do it for notch, do it for me, do it for stevem, do it for will smith, do it for the 2 million sale!!! I BEG YOU!!!!

#9

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

good job mojang
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#10

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:49 AM

dude the 3 week release is for the XB306LAMC's (XBox360 Live Arcade Minecraft) bug fixes
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:08 AM

Cool, i hope one day i can make a game that sells like that.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:24 AM

Amazing >MC has grown a ton!

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#13

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

Holy cow!


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#14

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:43 AM

It just seems weird. The Xbox 360 edition has accomplished in only a month what may have taken the PC edition more than a year. It was only a couple of weeks ago that the PC hit six million copies. Of course, now Minecraft is much more well known, and there are more than 30,000,000 registered users on the website. Well done MCX360!

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:44 AM

View PostLaughingStock, on 06 June 2012 - 12:45 AM, said:

Oh yeah, im having this problem so.. feel free to help me Posted Image.



i would tell u blankly what the problem is, but it's preffered and most likely more practical if i walkthrough all that happened;

so i was playing the newest snapshot, 12w22a, trying to find a jungle temple. After much exploring, the game crashed, closed, and pooped out a hs_err_pid document, which happens sometimes. i thought nothing of it. i tried to reload the world to find...there isn't one. all there is is void. i thought maybe it was still loading with the new smp + ssp thing but after flying to the height ground would be (it crash while i was flying in the sky) it didn't load, i started flying everywhere to the viod to the height limit. after a minute of flying around an empty world i tried to type "/gamemode 0" to switch, as maybe if i died it would respawn me in the happily generated area in which i started from. it didn't respond like it would when loading terrian and such. a few months before i noticed a red message below the render distance option (i keep mine on far) saying: your using a 32 bit version of java, u should use a 64 bit version for using far. so i decided just to uninstall java, and reinstall 64 bit. long story short, i couldn't find 64 bit so i reinstalled the version i was using. i openned minecraft, and clicked login. it loaded for a while then a error message came up reading: java™ Platform SE binary [minecraft] has stopped working, windows is checking for a solution to the problem. After a while the "solution" was close the program. ive tried reinstalling java several times, deleting the entire bin folder (but soon discovered that since it was only the launcher, it did nothing), playing minecraft in browser (same error), and restarting my windows 7 pc. (BTW i cant play offline because u have to fail logging in to minecraft.net for the option to present itself, so that wont fix a thing. other things that require java work fine, i tried play Notch's "Prelude of the Chambered", which i knew needed java, to test it. worked downright spiffy. i've tried forcing update, but since it wont even get past the login it doesn't do anything.)

please comment ANYTHING u think would help!

java is updated to newest
running on Windows 7 32 bit PC
3 GB of RAM

Try getting a cracked client that will allow play offline without the game trying to login to minecraft.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:55 AM

"...a figure that continues to climb exponentially."

No.  that would mean that at each interval of measurement the sales figures would be the previous multiplied over by itself.  This is not occuring.  You might accurately be able to say "a figure that continues to multiply" or "a figure that is adding up quickly", but "exponentially" is not accurate.
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#17

josho676

Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:05 AM

Omg I WISH it was on ps3 :(

#18

Klalan_Liaster

Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:05 AM

When will 1.3 come out.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:06 AM

View PostGitherax, on 06 June 2012 - 01:55 AM, said:

"...a figure that continues to climb exponentially."

No.  that would mean that at each interval of measurement the sales figures would be the previous multiplied over by itself.  This is not occuring.  You might accurately be able to say "a figure that continues to multiply" or "a figure that is adding up quickly", but "exponentially" is not accurate.

But wouldn't it be cool if it did grow exponentially?

Also, I'm waiting to see MC beat MW3 aka creativity beating mindless shooting and violence. NOTE: I'm fine with (virtual) violence, but not the mindless part. Just making that clear. MineCraft FTW!
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 02:26 AM

View Postlolcreeper200, on 06 June 2012 - 01:43 AM, said:

It just seems weird. The Xbox 360 edition has accomplished in only a month what may have taken the PC edition more than a year. It was only a couple of weeks ago that the PC hit six million copies. Of course, now Minecraft is much more well known, and there are more than 30,000,000 registered users on the website. Well done MCX360!

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I wonder why so many haven't bought Minecraft?
I know mine hasn't counted yet because the purchase system is so terrible...
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