Minecraft on Xbox 360 hits 10 million sales, PS3 version coming Tuesday

The gaming phenomenon that is Minecraft continues to expand and grow well beyond anyone's expectations. The Mojang-developed sandbox game has sold 13 million copies just in its PC version since it was released in 2009. In May 2012, Microsoft released an Xbox 360 port of Minecraft, developed by 4J Studios, that sold 1 million copies by just a week after it was launched.

This weekend, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox 360 port has now sold 10 million copies. However, the console exclusivity that Microsoft held onto for the game comes to an end on Tuesday. That's when Sony will release the PS3 version of the game via the PlayStation Store.

The official PlayStation blog says that the PS3's Minecraft port will have all of the features of the Xbox 360 edition and both versions will be developed at the same time from now on. Downloadable skins and texture packs for the PS3 port will be available at a later date.

The PlayStation 4 and PS Vita consoles will get their own Minecraft ports sometime in 2014, but a specific release date was not announced. Microsoft has already revealed that an Xbox One version is under development that will support larger worlds and more multiplayer features compared to the Xbox 360 edition, though no release date has been given.

Source: Microsoft and Sony | Image via Mojang

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Jesus this game just doesn't slow down! Notch hit a god damn gold mine (haha pun) with this game. Amazing.

This puts Minecraft as the third best selling Xbox 360 game behind CoD:Black Ops at 12m and GTAV at 12.5m. I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes the best selling Xbox 360 game over time.

-adrian- said,
Could be fun on Kinect

Considering the amount of repetitive actions in Minecraft (digging, placing, etc.) I'd see it as an augmentation -- maybe some voice commands.

I would guess that they are all playing on the same server. There is no reason why not - is it. edit: well apparently it sounds like they have different servers

And if this were the case, then we would have already been doing so with COD, BF4 and Halo for example, so I critically doubt it.

But, hey, now that the consoles have a now similar CPU Arc, think it's possible for the 2 alongside PC?

Mr.XXIV said,
I don't think there's ever been a cross, broski.

Google is your friend, broski. It's not possible with Minecraft but there are games that do cross-platform play.
I've played Portal 2 on my PS3 while my friend played on their PC before.