NPD Group Inc. this month said Microsoft Corp.’s Minecraft: Wii U Edition for Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Wii U ranked as the top-selling title for the hardware in Jan. at U.S. retail.
In Jan, Minecraft: Wii U Edition ranked as the No. 1 best-selling game title for the Wii U.
Minecraft: Wii U Edition includes multiple add-on content packs and off-TV gameplay. Content packs include Battle & Beasts Skin Pack, Natural Texture Skin Pack, City Texture Pack, and the Fantasy Texture Pack.
In addition, users can purchase 16 additional add-on packs at launch.
It sells at $29.99.
Minecraft is a translation of the sandbox simulation title.
It includes a new training mode that guides new users into the crafting process. In addition, a new console-friendly crafting interface allow users to see exactly which materials are needed to craft each item.
In the title, users can craft and build items by chopping world items like trees, rocks, and sand to build an array of tools, fuel, and materials. Tools can be used to craft materials faster, fuel can heat items to form new product or food from the furnace, and materials can be used to build a shelter to keep safe from monsters.