My previous experiences with Minecraft consist of having played a trial that came with one of the Humble Indie Bundles not too long ago and from that I took quite a negative stance on whether or not Minecraft was all it was cracked up to be. Now after playing the Xbox 360 version of the game and giving it a bit more time and effort I can say I think I found what my previous experiences with the game were missing.
Who didn’t see this coming, the highly popular mining and crafting game, Minecraft, has sold over 1 million copies in less than a week on the Xbox Live Arcade. Within the first 24 hours there were at least 400,000 people playing the game if the leaderboards were to go by.
This is a huge accomplishment in terms of XBLA sales, this news comes soon after Trials Evolution achieved huge first day sales numbers.
It looks as though the 1600 Microsoft Points price didn’t turn people away, though this game has the content to back up such a price point.
A review for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is on the way soon.