Minecraft: Pocket Edition Had 1 Million Dollars of Revenue on Christmas Day

on December 26, 2013 9:44 PM

Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the mobile version of Minecraft, made one million dollars in revenue on the iOS App Store on a singleChristmas Day, accoding to a tweet by Mojang business manager, Daniel Kaplan.

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The tweet claims that the seven dollar block-building phenomenon made enough revenue to put it up to number three on the iOS App Store’s top-grossing apps. The only games above it were the free-to-play Clash of Clans, and Candy Crush Saga.

It’s likely that the stunning boost in sales is due in part to all of the new iOS devices (iPhone’s, iPod’s, iPad’s) sold during the holidays and opened as of yesterday, but it’s an impressive feat either way.

Minecraft has sold over 33 million copies across all platforms.

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