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Minecraft for Xbox 360 'profitable within an hour'

We've known that Minecraft has been extremely popular and a cash cow for developer Mojang, so it isn't too much of a surprise to learn that the Xbox 360 version has done extremely well.

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We've known that Minecraft has been extremely popular and a cash cow for developer Mojang, so it isn't too much of a surprise to learn that the Xbox 360 version, a port from the PC, has done extremely well.

Markus "Notch" Persson used his Twitter account to reveal the news of just how well the game has done, saying the 360 version turned a profit after about an hour of sales. He said the 24-hour sales figures were "very, very good."

The game is almost a direct port, so the development costs for the game were less than the original, but profitability in a hour still says a lot for the popularity of the game. Check out Steve's review to find out why the game has such a huge fan base.

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    May 10, 2012 8:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Minecraft for Xbox 360 'profitable within an hour'.

    We've known that Minecraft has been extremely popular and a cash cow for developer Mojang, so it isn't too much of a surprise to learn that the Xbox 360 version has done extremely well.

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      May 10, 2012 8:26 AM

      I'm guilty... I bought it... again. I now own two copies on the PC, one for Android and one on my 360. I'm such a whore.

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        May 10, 2012 8:29 AM

        I got it, but I picked up the code from Best Buy for $15...

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      May 10, 2012 10:14 AM

      "Almost a direct port"? That's a new term for "had to rewrite the entire game in a different programming language" than I'm used to hearing. ;)

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        May 10, 2012 10:42 AM

        Nothing means anything anymore

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        May 10, 2012 10:44 AM

        Not to mention it being an earlier version of the game.

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        May 10, 2012 11:25 AM

        I bet XNA or whatever they used isn't super dissimilar from Java. I doubt it was all that hard to port over.

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      May 10, 2012 11:33 AM

      Can Xbox minecraft players connect to PC servers?

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        May 10, 2012 4:07 PM

        I've never played it. I'm 33, is that why?

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          May 10, 2012 7:47 PM

          I'm 33 and I've put in countless hours and will continue to due to an amazing mod community. One of the great things about minecraft is that it spans across genres and demographics.

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        May 10, 2012 4:10 PM

        From what I've heard, The xbox version of minecraft is about a year behind the PC version. Which is to say, I -SINCERELY- doubt it.

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      May 10, 2012 4:35 PM

      The console version is where minecraft was when it was in its mid-beta stage but with beds. Crafting is easier but can take longer, inventory management is slower and camera movement slower. Personally I fare worse against a group of mobs because to me the controls feel a tad more tankish. All in all it's still a great game on the 360, I'm really enjoying it and 4 player splitscreen plus xbox live rocks! I have heard that the world is limited in the 360 version but I haven't reached it yet (only 2 hours played so far).

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      May 11, 2012 2:55 PM

      I just don't get minecraft, tried it twice now in space of months.

      Going about building crap out of blocks, got bored in 30 min. What am I missing that is so addicting?

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