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'Minecraft: PS3 Edition' tops half a million players in opening week

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The PS3 version of Minecraft appears to have achieved early success following its Dec. 17 launch and has gone on to have strong sales via the PS Store. According to a post from the 4J Studios official Twitter account from Dec. 26, Minecraft: PS3 Edition has had great success on Sony’s platform having earned more than “half a million” players in around a weeks’ time.

Though 4J Studios has not disclosed any exact sale figures for Minecraft: PS3 Edition at this time, it is clear that the title has found success on the PlayStation platform. With more than half a million players on the leaderboards and topping the PS Store’s top-sellers list, it is clear that Minecraft: PS3 Edition is very popular among PS3 owners. Find the full statement from 4J Studios below:

Great to see over half a million people on the #MinecraftPS3 leaderboards!

Minecraft is one of the best-selling video games of the current-generation. Having recently achieved total sales of more than 30 million copies, the popularity of the franchise doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Of the aforementioned sales total, over 10 million copies of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has been sold.

With plans to release Minecraft: PS4 Edition, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition in 2014, 4J Studios has a lot of work on their hand, but there are plenty of gamers looking forward to these new entries.


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