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More People Are Playing Minecraft than Black Ops

| 25 May 2012 03:15
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For the week beginning on May 14th, Minecraft was the second most played game on XBLA.

The Xbox 360 release of popular, phallus-monument-construction sim, Minecraft came second only to Modern Warfare 3 in terms of unique users. The game managed to snag second place from previous incumbent, Call of Duty: Black Ops and placed ahead of other popular, multiplayer mainstays including Fifa 12 and Battlefield 3.

In terms of XBLA sales, it took the number one spot, with Trials Evolution, The Walking Dead and Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II taking up the second, third and fourth slots respectively. Castle Crashers is still selling and haunting the sales chart like some kind of malevolent ghost. Phil Fish's Fez is currently in 11th place.

The indie games chart also has a case of Minecraft fever, albeit an unofficial one. CastleMiner Z and CastleMiner have taken first and second place, while Total Miner: Forge is sitting in third place.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition managed to sell a million copies at $20 a pop in less than a week, making it the fastest selling XBLA game to date.

Source: Major Nelson

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