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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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