It’s literally been one day, but Minecraft — Pocket Edition is already a huge hit for iOS devices. How big of a hit you ask? Well the title has already cracked the top spot for apps, and Mojang didn’t officially announce it until today.
Mojang was actually holding off on unveiling Minecraft — Pocket Edition until MineCon, which began today (and also marked Minecraft, the PC version, going live), but in order to ensure that announcement went off without a hitch they had to put the portable title online yesterday. And that’s when all hell broke loose, so to speak.
Mojang didn’t say just how big of a debut Minecraft — Pocket Edition made, but to unseat Angry Birds, and new champion Scribblenauts, is quite a feat. And to not only do that in the US but across the world proves just how popular the game has become. Granted Minecraft — Pocket Edition has now fallen a couple of spots in the past 24 hours to number four on the ‘Top Paid Apps’ list but it is still going strong in the Top Grossing category
What’s even more exciting about the pocket edition of Minecraft is that it works cross platform with Android users, making the interconnected experience all-inclusive.
Thankfully, for fans of Minecraft, the first day of MineCon only marks the beginning of the fun Minecraft-related events, which so far have included the debut of this app and the first trailer for the Xbox 360 version of the game. Minecraft, the little title that could, has now become a sizeable phenomenon, one that can even break into your App Store top 10 in its first day.
If you’re looking to get your Minecraft on, but in portable form, simply head to the App store and pick up your copy of Minecraft — Pocket Edition for $6.99.
Have you had a chance to check out Minecraft —Pocket Edition? What do you think? Do you think that the title lends itself well to the mobile games space?
Minecraft — Pocket Edition is available now for Android and iOS compatible devices.