Halo 4 sold 50 million copies in 2 weeks.
Skyrim sold 7 million copies ($450 million) in a week. (http://www.statistic...s-v-statistics/ )
Minecraft has taken 7 months to sell 5 million copies.
MC is a small fish in a big pond, whether you like it or not.
But the question is: What's gonna happen to it when the new console comes out? All we have to do is look at the history of consoles and their games, the latest being the Wii and Wii U.
Yes, the new 720 (or whatever it's called) will be able to play the 360 version games. But I think that the MC720 is a no brainer. Development on the 360 version will simply stop. A newer, better, upgraded, more capable 720-only version will come out (MC II?). You WILL want it- bad. And you'll happily buy it all over again, because it will probably be way better in many ways than the PC version, simply because the PC version is getting so long in the tooth. It's the same ole MC we've always had, they just added more to it (Nether, potions, breeding, etc.). There comes a point where the existing underlying Java code just isn't worth updating any more. (Besides, the PC people will demand that their version be at least as good as the MC720 version).
Bottom Line: MC, as we know it, for both the PC and xbox, can't go on forever. Every game developer takes advantage of new technology to improve (and re-sell) their games. If they didn't we'd all still be playing Pong (but in color!) It's gonna be interesting to see what comes out for the 720, and I'm not just talking about MC.
Well said. I'm looking forward to what the games become to perhaps go where no game has gone before. Minecraft has been somewhat responsible for renewing my interest in console gaming in general. (BTW, I still wouldn't mind a round of Pong now and then. Well, maybe not Pong so much as Space Invaders or Pacman. There was "something" about having that big machine at the back of the bar... but all the "kids" naturally just laugh at me when I mention it. I even had the old SNES booted up not too long ago, but the resolution was so terribly incompatible with the HD TV that I really couldn't tell one Tetris shape from another.)