Mojang has revealed that it is on its way to doubling profits over last year thanks to the Xbox Live version of Minecraft. The company tells it24 that profits have really soared this year and that it is selling over 17,000 copies of the Xbox Live version of the game every day.
"Since Mojang keeps more of the earnings from the new Minecraft versions, our turnover increases a lot this year," Mojang Managing Director Carl Manneh told it24. "Our profits will more than double. Markus' company will also make more money, though perhaps not as high a percentage as Mojang."
Last year Mojang raked in revenues of £52 million ($81.4 million USD) and profits of £5.5 million ($8.61 million USD). About £40 million ($62.62 million USD) went back into Markus Persson's company Notch Development.