Mojang has updated the sales figures for “Minecraft: Pocket Edition.” According to a message from Jens Bergensten through Twitter on April 9, the mobile version of the open-world sandbox video game has now surpassed 21 million copies sold worldwide. As a result, “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” is current the best selling iteration of the popular franchise.
The original PC version managed to sell 15 million units while “Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition” accumulated 12 million copies in sales so far. “Minecraft PS3 Edition” quickly sold 1 million when it was released late last year as well. In total, at least 49 million copies have been bought based on the reported data. You can find a shot of the PS3 port from the official 4J Studios Twitter page with the photo embedded with this article.
The franchise should be able to easily jump past the milestone of 50 million sales in the near future. Mojang is currently working with the aforesaid 4J Studios to release three more ports presumably for later this year with “Minecraft PS4 Edition,” “Minecraft Vita Edition” and “Minecraft Xbox One Edition.” The former two titles were confirmed last fall at GamesCom 2013 while Xbox One port was confirmed during Microsoft’s press conference at E3 2013.
With the two next-generation consoles featuring more powerful hardware in addition to mandatory hard drives, 4J Studios can easily increase the world size of the open-world sandbox title. The other improved features in “Minecraft PS4 Edition” and “Minecraft Xbox One Edition” could also include increased native resolution and sharper-looking textures. However, the next-generation ports should not look too much different than the current-generation console releases.
4J Studios should be currently focusing on “Minecraft PS4 Edition” and “Minecraft Xbox One Edition” after recently releasing several patches for the PS3 and Xbox 360 ports. Although no release date has been announced for both titles, Dual Shockers did report that Microsoft is confident that fans will be able to know when the Xbox One port will be coming in the neat future. Sony Computer Entertainment has not yet commented on the release of the PS4 iteration, however.