The Xbox 360 edition of Mojang's popular sand-box building game Minecraft has sold more than three million copies, raising approximately $60 million since its release on Xbox Live Arcade March 9. In May Mojang announced that total sales for the franchise on all platforms (PC, mobile devices, and XBLA) were well over 10 million units.
The news came from Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson via Twitter:
"I got told Minecraft for XBLA passed three million sales today!"
Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition sells for right around $20 (1600 MS points). The game was on a fast track to success right out of the gate; it sold 400,000 copies in its first day and five days after release it had broken the one million units sold mark. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition was developed by 4J Studios in conjunction with Mojang and Microsoft Studios.