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Minecraft surpasses 6m sales on XBLA

The Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft has reached yet another milestone. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has now sold over SIX MILLION copies,” console developer 4J Studios announced on Twitter. The game’s continuing success on Microsoft’s console is no surprise, with indie retailer Game On recently telling MCV that the port …

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Minecraft still top of UK XBLA charts

Minecraft is still the top selling Xbox Live Arcade game in the UK. The building title has been a massive success on Microsoft’s platform. This is only the second official UK XBLA Top Ten – which is published in MCV every week – but Minecraft has been comfortably the top …

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Dead Space 3 Awakened DLC arrives next month

EA has announced the first bit of post-release DLC for Dead Space 3, revealing the game’s Awakened add-on will launch in March. "Players will experience the franchise’s darkest chapters as the Necromorph battles become even more gruesome and terrifying than ever before,” read EA’s press release. It’s unclear if the …

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Minecraft boosts XBLA to record 2012

Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade saw revenue soar in 2012, thanks in large part to a trio of high grossing titles led by indie standout Minecraft. FADE reports Microsoft’s digital distribution platform hit $290m in annual revenue for last year, doubling 2011’s total. The growth is attributed to three specific titles: …

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Minecraft tops first ever UK Xbox Live Arcade chart

The smash hit Minecraft is the first game to top the UK Xbox Live Arcade Top Ten. The Top Ten will be printed exclusively as part of MCV’s market-leading charts and market data coverage every week. And our first XBLA Top Ten, for the week ending January 27th, is below. …

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Minecraft XBLA hits 5m copies sold

Mojang has revealed the latest milestone for its multi-platform hit Minecraft, announcing that the Xbox 360 Edition has reached 5m sales. Mojang’s Daniel Kaplan shared the info on Twitter, adding that the number was reached on the final day of 2012. The word comes just days after the company announced …

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Minecraft 360 edition averaging 50,000 sales a week

It looks as if the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft has a good chance of running down its PC predecessor in terms of sales. Gamasutra reports the XBLA version is still selling between 40,000 and 60,000 copies a week just over half a year from launch. As of the end …

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