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'Minecraft' sales top 17.5 million, Pocket Edition sells five million

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Minecraft sales have topped 17.5 million on all platforms, it has been revealed.

The sales milestone was achieved after Minecraft Pocket Edition cleared the five million mark, according to CVG.
The news comes ahead of a planned update, which will be available to download in January 2013.

The update will improve mine carts, add fireworks, a daylight detector and a new type of ore. Subsequent updates will be smaller and more focused, and release every two months.

Minecraft debuted on PC in November last year following an extended beta period.

'Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition' screenshot

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The subsequent Xbox 360 version holds the record for most first-day sales on Xbox Live Arcade, and went on to sell 1 million copies in just five days.

The game is currently believed to have sold 4.5 million copies on the Xbox 360, and approximately eight million copies on the PC.

Minecraft was previously named the most popular game on Xbox Live, beating the likes of Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA.

> Digital Spy's review of 'Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition'

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