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Minecraft PSN Sales in Japan Reach 500,000 Units!

The popularity of Minecraft has never been question in the whole lifespan of the game; and now it is showing potential even in Japan where western based games are less probably too hit big numbers as compared to Japanese styled games.

Sony Japan has announced through the official website of PlayStation Japan that over 500,000 digital copies of the game have been sold in the country so far.

Sold through the PlayStation Network, Minecraft has been popular on PlayStation Vita as well. In fact a major hunk of the 500k units went to PS Vita. According to the announcement, around 200,000 units were sold for the handheld while the other 300,000 were divided among PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Sony didn’t specify the individual sales of both the home consoles.

As far as the PlayStation Vita version is concerned, the game had sold 100,000 copies in the first two months of its release – a figure which has been doubled now.

After looking at the successful sales, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia is planning to launch a retail version of Minecraft PlayStation Vita version in the Japanese market.

We still don’t know when they will be launching it but keep checking back for it as we will update as soon as we get some information.

In other news, the latest update to Minecraft, patch 1.8.3 has been released and it has fixed some of the major bugs that came after 1.8.2.

Do you think the retail version of Minecraft PlayStation Vita version will get equally popular?