While Minecraft may be the most successful XBLA game, it looks like CastleMiner Z is shooting for the Xbox Live Indie Game record. According to developer DigitalDNA Games, the $1.00 (80 MSPoints) title has been downloaded 900,000 times, which could make it the most successful XBLIG game ever.
The news was revealed last week via DigitalDNA Games’ Twitter account:
CastleMiner Z crosses over 900,000 sales in just 9 months. Making it the fasting selling XBLIG, Beginning the march to 1M units.
DigitalDNA Games’ further clarified the claims while speaking to Joystiq:
“Based on the positions in the daily best selling lists it may very well be the best selling XBLIG of all time, but I won’t feel fully comfortable saying that until we have reached the top of the xbox.com best selling list, which I project should happen when we round out 1M units sales in the next 4-6 weeks, becoming the first XBLIG to do so,” DigitalDNA Games’ Thomas Steinke told Joystiq.
Are you one of the 900,000 CastleMinerZ players? What other Xbox Live Indie Games keep you busy between the next big-budget games release?