Minecraft was a phenomenal success for indie developer Mojang on the PC, and it’s proving to be just as strong on the Xbox 360.
We recently heard that Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition managed to sell a whopping 450,000 copies on Christmas day alone, and now Mojang has shared an even more impressive number.
Since launching on Xbox 360 in May of 2012, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, which was co-developed by 4J Studios, has sold over 5 million copies as of the last day of the year. To help put that into perspective, the PC version – which has been out considerably longer – is up to around 8.7 million sales as of writing.
Minecraft is also on mobile platforms in the form of Minecraft Pocket Edition, and, surprise surprise, that version has also been a hit. As of last count, the mobile version had also crossed the 5 million mark, putting the series’ total sales at just shy of 20 million.
The success of Minecraft inspired indie filmmakers 2Player Productions to put together a documentary called Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. The feature-length documentary follows Mojang in its first year, and includes insights from industry legends Peter Molyneux and Tim Schafer.
The documentary’s description reads:
“Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is a feature-length documentary that follows the young company over the course of its first year as their profile expandedacross the world stage and into the homes of millions of gamers. Featuring insights from industry icons (Peter Molyneux, Tim Schafer), journalists (Geoff Keighley, Stephen Totilo), tastemakers (Gabe & Tycho of Penny Arcade), and players profoundly impacted by the game (Yogscast, The Shaft, Minecraft Teacher), the film serves as a time capsule for one of this generation’s most unorthodox success stories.”