Minecraft: Pocket Edition downloaded more than 280,000 times on Christmas Day, more than 5.8 million times in 2012

By Scott Reyburn Comment

Minecraft developer and publisher Mojang recently released download figures for their sandbox building game on PC and Mac, Xbox Live Arcade and mobile version — Pocket Edition — on iOS and Android.Mojang logo

Mojang saw a massive spike in downloads on all platforms during Christmas week, with 283,939 downloads for Minecraft: Pocket Edition on Christmas Day and 706,419 downloads during Christmas week. The mobile version of Minecraft, which is priced at $6.99, saw 5,899,727 total downloads in 2012.

Volume-wise for downloads on Christmas Day, Pocket Edition led all platforms (PC and Mac, Xbox and mobile), with a 62 percent share. For 2012 as a whole, the mobile version of Minecraft also had the largest share at 39 percent.

As for gross revenue on Christmas Day, Minecraft on mobile pulled in $1,984,734 and $41,239,092 million for all of 2012, assuming the title sold at $6.99 for the entire year. Keep in mind that these gross revenue figures for mobile don’t include Apple and Android’s standard 30 percent cut of mobile sales.

Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has a lot to be happy about right now. According to our traffic tracking service AppData, on iOS Minecraft is the No. 3 ranked top paid iPhone app, the No. 2 ranked top paid iPad app, the No. 3 top grossing iPhone app and the No. 8 ranked top grossing iPad app. On Google’s platform, Pocket Edition landed at the No. 5 spot on the top paid Android apps chart and No. 10 on the top grossing chart.