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GameGeex - Minecraft Pocket Edition sales outstrip the 360 version Mojang's block building sim is still selling like blocky hot cakes.

Think that the console version of Minecraft is selling the fastest?  Think again.  Mojang's peeps tweeted (see what I did there?) today that while Minecraft Xbox 360 has sold 4.5 million copies, the version of the game designed for iOS and Android, dubbed Minecraft Pocket Edition, has sold 5 million copies.  Now that's a lot of blocks.

There are a couple of reasons I can see that the mobile version of the game would sell better than the console.  For one it's cheaper; Minecraft Pocket Edition sells for $6.99, while it's console brother sports a $20.00 price tag.  Additionally, just about everyone has a smart phone these days, while only a select segment of the population (hardcore gamers) own a 360.  

Personally I've never even considered buying the Pocket Edition, there's just something unnerving about the idea of being attacked by zombies as I cross the street on my way to Starbucks.  Still, perhaps I'm missing out here. What do you think?  Which version of the game would you/did you buy?

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Hi, my name is Martin and I'm a minecraft addict.

I own 4 copies for the pc, 1 for xbox and 1 for android.  If they could have done a cross platform thing I think I'd be screwed. For now it's like walking around with a zen garden in my pocket. Well if your zen garden has monsters in the dark places.


[Mandifesto] @ 5:17:07 PM Dec 17, 2012
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Hi Martin....*clap clap*  I actually went to bed thinking of Minecraft, and I haven't had the chance to play in months.  I was thinking about my root cellar in that first castle I built.  I bet the mushrooms are crazy overgrown by now.


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