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Minecraft tops 7 million sales on Xbox Live, heads to Orlando for Minecon

By Jeffrey Davis
minecraft tops 7 million sales on xbox live heads to orlando for minecon

Mojang has been exceptionally busy of late, with sales of Minecraft on various platforms selling crazy numbers like there's nothing going on tomorrow. There's been over 11 million sold on PC alone, and now comes word that the virtual world game has also sold over 7 million on Xbox Live as well. The future addition of Xbox One support means that next-generation console players will also be able to partake in the hit sandbox environments of Minecraft as well, and there seems to be nothing to stop Minecraft and its publishers, developers and distributors (including 4J studios in the case of the Xbox 360). Furthermore, the recent North American and European releases of the Xbox edition at retail will undoubtedly push the availability of Minecraft even further on the dedicated games console side of the market.

Beyond that, IGN has reported that Mojang has selected the central Florida all-time vacation destination hotspot of Orlando for this year's Minecon, with tickets going on sale in July. Also mentioned in the announcement is today's addition of France, Spain and the United Kingdom to Minecraft's Xbox 360 retail presence. So between Minecraft's 3013 expo presence in the backyard of Disney territory and the continued expansion of the retail availability of Minecraft's console release, there's a lot going on for the Minecraft community.

We'll have more on the retail expansion of the Minecraft experience for Xbox platforms and other developments thereof in the near future, so keep it here at MMO Play for the latest on this and other virtual worlds and MMOs.

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