Is That Minecraft In Your Pocket?By: Zach Walton - January 19, 2012
If you still had any doubts as to whether Minecraft was a big deal, just look at the mobile version’s success.
Daniel Kaplan of Mojang took to Twitter today to announce that Minecraft – Pocket Edition. The mini-sized version of the popular game available on Android and iOS has sold through 700,000 copies.
We have sold over 700 000 copies. That is quite impressive, since the game was launched almost two months ago.
Minecraft – Pocket Edition only features the classic version of the game which allows players to create and build in the world which is what catapulted the game to its current fame. There is no crafting or survival mode yet, but they should be coming in a future update.
The pocket edition was notable for being first released on Sony’s Xperia Play Android phone which had PlayStation gamepads buttons and touch pads for analog control. The game was then released to all other Android and iOS devices a few weeks later.
What’s super interesting is that the Pocket Edition features cross platform play between Android and iOS devices so Minecraft fans can play together on the go.
We sell around 5000 copies a day now. Thank you all Minecraft fans all over the world for letting me have the best job in the world!