I don't understand why anyone would buy Minecraft on a console... It's just much more limited, and instead of mods, you have paid DLC.
On the X360 the games community is massive, was the highest active game on xbl for the later part of the X360s lifespan.
People play for games they can play with friends/ease of access, does it matter that the game is a portion of the size of the PC version of MC? no ofc not, if that mattered no console would ever sell a game.
Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8