Minecraft surpasses Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live activity chart

Oct 25, 2012
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Minecraft surpasses Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live activity chart

When it comes to the Xbox Live activity chart, we're used to seeing some kind of Call of Duty game at the top. This is not an occasional thing either - week after week, you can expect the latest Call of Duty title to rank at number one in terms of Xbox Live activity. These days, however, Minecraft is on the scene, and it has something to say about Call of Duty's continuing dominance.

Major Nelson has shared the activity chart for the week of October 15, which shows Minecraft snatching the top spot away from Modern Warfare 3. That has to be a pretty big achievement for Mojang and the folks at 4J Studios, as it isn't often that Call of Duty gets unseated, and this time around, the unseating was done by an Xbox Live Arcade game. Sounds like it's time to bust out the champagne.

Indeed, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has been well received by gamers. Just earlier this month, Mojang and 4J announced that the game had passed 4 million sales, which definitely isn't bad for an Arcade title that launched in May. Have a look at the top 20 most popular games on Xbox Live for the week of October 15 below.

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 3

Of course, Minecraft also came in first on the list of top Arcade titles, managing to come in above titles like The Walking Dead and the freshly re-released Sonic Adventure 2. Can Minecraft keep it up? It's hard to make that call - on the one hand, Minecraft is proving to be incredibly popular with Xbox 360 gamers, but on the other, Modern Warfare 3 has a ton of players, so it's going to be hard to keep it out of the top spot. We shall see soon enough, but for now, we'll just let Mojang and 4J revel in their victory.


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