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You don't say: Minecraft breaks records on Xbox 360


10:00 PM on 05.10.2012
You don't say: Minecraft breaks records on Xbox 360 photo



This turned out to be one successful Xbox Live Arcade promotion for Microsoft. First, Trials Evolution broke the record for highest grossing day-one sales, and now Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, another "Arcade Next" title, "has broken all previous digital sales records, selling more than any other title in the first 24 hours on Xbox Live Arcade."

As Major Nelson points out, 400,000+ people have appeared on the game's leaderboard, so that gives some idea as to just how strong the launch was. I have to wonder how many of those players double dipped with this version versus purchasers who had only vaguely heard of Minecraft prior to yesterday.





Float and sputter: Halo assets coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition photo


Last-gen and current-gen versions of Minecraft compared photo


Minecraft saves will transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One photo


Minecraft XBLA gets a new Candy Texture Pack photo


Minecraft title update 14 out on Xbox 360 today, PS3 tomorrow photo


Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft photo


Marvel characters are coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Ed. photo


Minecraft sells 10 million on Xbox 360, plus a DLC sale photo


4J working to move Minecraft 360 saves onto Xbox One photo


Minecraft won't make it in time for PS4 launch photo


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10:45 AM on 05.27.2014
Float and sputter: Halo assets coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Previously, we have seen Skyrim and Marvel come to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, but the flagship Xbox franchise Halo has been suspiciously absent. You don't think Microsoft would pass up on an opportunity to marry two of its...more



10:00 PM on 05.15.2014
Last-gen and current-gen versions of Minecraft compared

The people responsible for bringing Minecraft over to consoles just shared how much more draw distance players can expect on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versi...more



11:30 AM on 04.25.2014
Minecraft saves will transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One

A lot of people have grown increasingly resilient to upgrading to the current generation for fear of losing their data. With some games a painless transfer process is an option though, and one of those titles will be Minecraf...more



9:00 AM on 04.21.2014
Minecraft XBLA gets a new Candy Texture Pack

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition fans will be pleased to know that they can buy the Candy Texture Pack now on Xbox Live for $1, which re-skins everything to the brighter, sweeter side of life. You'll find easter eggs, chocolate, soda oceans, and ice cream foilage in addition to a ton of other sweet creatures. Or, you could just play it on the PC and grab some free mods. Minecraft [Xbox.com]more



4:00 PM on 03.26.2014
Minecraft title update 14 out on Xbox 360 today, PS3 tomorrow

Man. I can type "title u" into Google and "title update 14" appears. Minecraft scares me a little bit, sometimes. Console players are getting this update real soon -- it goes live today on Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation...more



7:30 PM on 03.19.2014
Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft

Buttload. It's totally a phrase.  Mojang, the makers of the runaway hit Minecraft, doubled their net income in 2013 according to The Wall Street Journal. They made $128 million last year, and revenue wise they saw 38% fr...more



4:30 PM on 12.18.2013
Marvel characters are coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Ed.

I don't know that I fully grasp the appeal of premium skins in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, but I was never one to buy crap for my Avatar, either, so I'm clearly not the intended audience. If I were, however, these characters...more



8:00 PM on 12.13.2013
Minecraft sells 10 million on Xbox 360, plus a DLC sale

Damn. 10 million copies of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition have been sold to date. I'd say the person responsible for initiating the deal that would eventually lead to this version coming about deserves a raise, or a pat on the b...more



11:15 PM on 11.15.2013
4J working to move Minecraft 360 saves onto Xbox One

Those who have invested many hours into Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and are planning on picking up the Xbox One port have, for some time, been wondering whether or not they'd have to leave their creations behind. As...more



1:15 PM on 11.11.2013
Minecraft won't make it in time for PS4 launch

There are a number of upcoming Minecraft ports (PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One) and while we aren't entirely sure when these versions are releasing, 4J Studios has provided a bit of clarity. In an update on Twitter, the deve...more





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2:30 PM on 07.30.2014
Watch Ro make some Minecraft candy pops in this episode of Nerdy Nummies

You might not know this about me, but I'm a big fan of Rosanna Pansino's Nerdy Nummies series. She's bubbly, fun, and puts me in a great mood while teaching me how to make treats based on my favorite videogame and other medi...more



10:00 PM on 06.25.2014
Turns out Notch bought an Aphex Twin album for $46,000

One of the more interesting Kickstarter projects in recent memory is the Caustic Window project, an effort to buy and then release copies of a fabled "lost" album from electronic maverick Aphex Twin. After being successfully...more



8:30 PM on 06.25.2014
Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies across all platforms

If the amount of kids screwing around in Minecraft while their doting parents shake their heads going "Oh, those kids and their Minecraft!" and Let's Plays and creepers in popular media isn't enough to tell you how ridiculous...more



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