Minecraft Unseats COD as Most Played Game Over Xbox Live

Minecraft Unseats COD as Most Played Game Over Xbox Live

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Minecraft is the first Xbox Live Arcade game to top all online activity.

In case you hadn't heard, a lot of people like to play Minecraft of an evening. Once a PC gaming independent darling, the building simulator that sprung from the mind of Notch has also found a large following on a console as an Xbox Live Arcade game. Even though the code on Xbox Live is older than the PC version - build 1.8.2 as of last week's update - the convenience of playing Minecraft from your couch, as well as the ability to play cooperatively both online and with split-screen, has enchanted players. In Larry Hryb's weekly update on Xbox Live statistics, Minecraft topped the list for unique users' online activity over Xbox Live, beating out AAA titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, FIFA 13, Black Ops and Borderlands 2.

To our knowledge, last week's list marks the first time an Xbox Live Arcade game took the number one spot for all online activity. Not only that, but Minecraft took the top spot in Live Arcade sales last week too, beating out the popular new Walking Dead episode from Telltale.

Here are the relevant lists, in case you were interested in getting the full context:

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles (based on UU's)

  1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  5. Borderlands 2
  6. Halo: Reach
  7. Battlefield 3
  8. Modern Warfare 2
  9. Madden NFL 13
  10. NBA 2K13
  11. Happy Wars
  12. Skyrim
  13. Gears of War 3
  14. RESIDENT EVIL 6
  15. GTA IV
  16. FIFA 12
  17. Forza Motorsport 4
  18. Dishonored
  19. EA SPORTS NHL13
  20. Halo

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

  1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. Sonic Adventure 2
  4. Trials Evolution
  5. Serious Sam 3: BFE
  6. Worms Revolution
  7. Counter-Strike: GO
  8. Pinball FX2
  9. Zombie Driver HD
  10. Trials HD
  11. Castle Crashers
  12. Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise
  13. Mark of the Ninja
  14. Magic 2013
  15. Nexuiz
  16. Jet Set Radio
  17. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  18. Fruit Ninja Kinect
  19. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
  20. Toy Soldiers

To sum up, Minecraft is still selling like freaking hotcakes and people love to play it. That is all.

Source: Major Nelson

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Wow. Someone has finally unseated Call of Duty from it's throne...and it's an Indie game. Notch...one word
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Minecraft was kinda boring me, but now that creativity mode was added, I should probably give it another spin. On a side note, Halo Reach has more people than Battlefield. YAY! :)

This pleases me.
Yeeees. Gooooood. Don't shoot, just craft.

So maybe we'll see MW3 even lower on the next one?
Please?
No?
Oh fine.

juyunseen:
This pleases me.
Yeeees. Gooooood. Don't shoot, just craft.

So maybe we'll see MW3 even lower on the next one?
Please?
No?
Oh fine.

The next one will be post-Black Ops 2, so yes but not in the way you're hoping for.

Well, as a Halo fan who has bought Minecraft and the first Skin pack:

Seriously, I don't know what is better: That CoD has been dethroned or that it was beaten by something at 1/2 to 1/3 of the launch price!

And there goes the myth that there's clear blue water between PC and console gamers...

9thRequiem:

juyunseen:
This pleases me.
Yeeees. Gooooood. Don't shoot, just craft.

So maybe we'll see MW3 even lower on the next one?
Please?
No?
Oh fine.

The next one will be post-Black Ops 2, so yes but not in the way you're hoping for.

Well I just can't win can I?

A part of me wants to point out that it'll also be post- Halo 4, but... yeah, after Reach's inability to take the first spot, we wont be seeing any change here...

do we really need to build up the minecraft fans egos?

We all knew Notch had the top pick.

DVS BSTrD:
We all knew Notch had the top pick.

I see what you did there. .

That's impressive, but I am more surprised as to how ME3 isn't even in the top-20 with the new multiplayer DLC out and everything. Guess the shitty random pack system turned everyone away once they remembered how shitty it was >.>

Fappy:
That's impressive, but I am more surprised as to how ME3 isn't even in the top-20 with the new multiplayer DLC out and everything. Guess the shitty random pack system turned everyone away once they remembered how shitty it was >.>

A more appropriate place for ME3's multiplayer would be a coat rack in a torpedo tube, because it's pretty in sub stand shawl.

My faith in humanity has increased slightly.

DVS BSTrD:
We all knew Notch had the top pick.

I always enjoy picking out your comments. You, sir, are truly a diamond in the rough.

OT: Everybody like Minecraft. I like Minecraft, you like Minecraft, PC gamers like Minecraft, console gamers like Minecraft... Everybody likes Minecraft!

I don't particularly care about the fact that CoD has been 'unseated'; I'm just happy that I will get to see more funny videos like this. Remember, internet, your kill montage may be great, but it will never match the beautiful madness that comes from giving a bunch of people tools to reshape the world.

Thunderous Cacophony:

DVS BSTrD:
We all knew Notch had the top pick.

I always enjoy picking out your comments. You, sir, are truly a diamond in the rough.

Im sensing a pattern here.

Well that's

Minecraft joke

for you!

RADIALTHRONE1:

Thunderous Cacophony:

DVS BSTrD:
We all knew Notch had the top pick.

I always enjoy picking out your comments. You, sir, are truly a diamond in the rough.

Im sensing a pattern here.

nah. you're just 'pick'ing and choosing..

Why is the picture for this article a screenshot of Cube 2: Sauerbraten?

Not an xbox gamer, but its good to see CoD taken down a notch

And this is news why? To fill up the ego of COD Haters so they can feel happy for once. :/

 

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