Minecraft: Pocket Edition Outsold Minecraft PC in 2012
Nearly 300,000 downloads on Christmas Day alone.
The Pocket Edition of indie mega-sensation Minecraft was purchased a staggering 5,899,727 times across the iOS and Android app stores in 2012. This compares to a 'mere' 4,177,843 copies of the PC version sold during the same period.
The mind-boggling stats were revealed in a blog post on developer Mojang's website (spotted by Eurogamer) yesterday evening. It was a very good Christmas for the developer too, with 289,939 gamers grabbing Minecraft Pocket Edition on Christmas Day alone, adding to a total of 706,419 copies for the entire Christmas week.
Across all platforms, 2012 saw the Mojang cash-registers chime to the tune of 15,079,940 purchases. Blimey!