news\ May 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition tops Black Ops on Xbox LIVE


Call of Duty: Black Ops has fallen victim to the popularity of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. After debuting as the third most played game on Xbox LIVE for the week of May 7th, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has finally got the best of Call of Duty.

According to the latest Xbox LIVE Activity posted by Microsoft's Major Nelson, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was the second most active Xbox LIVE title for the week of May 14th.  Next up on the list is Modern Warfare 3 which currently sits at number one.

The console adaption to the hugely popular PC game originally developed by Mojang reportedly sold more than any other title in the first 24 hours on Xbox LIVE Arcade, breaking all previous digital sales records. Last week, Microsoft revealed sales for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition surpassed one million units globally.

Developed by 4J Studios in conjunction with Mojang and Microsoft Studios, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition introduces new gameplay experiences to fans like a unique crafting menu, game tutorials, and split-screen multiplayer gameplay (as long as you're on an HDTV).  It also has online multiplayer for up to eight players over Xbox LIVE.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition can be downloaded from Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1600 Microsoft Points, or $20.

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