360’s Minecraft breaks day-one XBLA records

The Xbox 360 version of Mojang’s wonder hit Minecraft released on Xbox Live Arcade this week, bringing with it predictably massive sales.

Microsoft has crowned the game their biggest Arcade success story yet, with it breaking “all digital sales records” and “selling more than any other title in the first 24 hours on Xbox LIVE Arcade.”

According to creator Markus Persson, who posted as much on twitter by speculating over leaderboard participation, the game became profitable after the first hour of availability. Now that’s good business.