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Minecraft Knocks Black Ops Down A Peg On Xbox Live

by Jeff Cork on May 25, 2012 at 03:56 AM

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The Xbox 360 port of Mojang's Minecraft has been a big hit for the console, selling more than a million copies in less than a week. As it turns out, the folks who downloaded the game actually played it, too.

According to the most recent chart of Xbox Live activity, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has racked up a substantial number of unique users. How many? Well, Microsoft isn't spilling that info. They are, however, saying that there were enough Minecraft players the week of May 14 to knock Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops off its usual number two position. Here's the complete list:


  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 
  2. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition 
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 
  4. FIFA 12 
  5. Battlefield 3 
  6. Halo: Reach 
  7. Modern Warfare 2 
  8. NBA 2K12 
  9. Skyrim 
  10. Gears of War 3 
  11. GTA IV 
  12. Forza Motorsport 4 
  13. Max Payne 3 
  14. Trials Evolution 
  15. Mass Effect 3 
  16. NHL12 
  17. Madden NFL 12 
  18. Halo 3 
  19. Red Dead Redemption 
  20. Saints Row: The Third 

Not surprisingly, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was the number one game on Xbox Live Arcade, with Trials Evolution, The Walking Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, and Castle Crashers rounding out the top five.